Rex Stults, Napa Valley Vintners Industry Relations Director and Pat Stotesbery, Past President, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) join us to discuss the long-awaited recognition of one of America’s most historic wine places, Calistoga, an area within the Napa Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) has been approved by the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) of the US Department of Treasury as the Calistoga AVA, effective January 7th, 2010. Though the region has been renowned for winemaking for more than a hundred years, wine producers that sprung up in recent years began using the name Calistoga in their brand labeling. Their wine did not come from the proposed AVA and they were road-blocking vintners and growers by opposing the recognition so that they could continue to mis-describe the wines they produced–branding them as from Calistoga when they were not.

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