Indiana Uplands AVA Approved
On February 4th, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a press release announcing the establishment of a new viticultural area in Indiana. On February 5, 2013, TTB published a final rule in the Federal Register establishing the 4,800-square mile “Indiana Uplands” American viticultural area in all or portions of 19 counties in south-central Indiana.
In addition, this final rule modifies the boundary of the existing 26,000-square mile “Ohio River Valley” viticultural area to eliminate any overlap with the “Indiana Uplands” viticultural area.
The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail wineries include:
– Best Vineyards Winery, Elizabeth
– Brown County Winery, Nashville
– Butler Winery, Bloomington
– Carousel Winery, Bedford
– French Lick Winery, West Baden Springs
– Huber Winery, Starlight
– Oliver Winery, Bloomington
– Turtle Run Winery, Corydon
– Winzerwald Winery, Bristow
An AVA specifies a geographical location from which at least 85% of the grapes used to make a wine must have been grown. The Indiana Uplands AVA designation on the wine label allows consumers to confirm that the wine is “local” which has a positive impact on the Indiana wine industry.
For more information see: http://www.indianauplands.com/