Wisconsin Ledge AVA approved
The Federal TTB announced yesterday that the Wisconsin Ledge AVA has been approved. Steve DeBaker of Trout Springs Winery in Greenleaf, WI spent seven years convincing the TTB that the 44 square mile AVA was worthy of this special geographic wine producing designation. For any AVA to be used on the label, 85% of grapes must come from within the AVA boundaries, or if the wine is a varietal, 75% of the named varietal must be from the AVA. For more information on the Wisconsin Ledge AVA, please see the October 30, 2011 story in the Wisconsin section of Midwest Wine Press.