Disputed Sonoma wine region proposal changed

on 07/09/10 at 4:45 pm


A dispute over the naming rights to a swath of land in the Mayacamas mountains appears to have reached its conclusion.

Winegrape growers in northern Sonoma and southern Mendocino counties have agreed to amend their petition for a new American Viticulture Area on the western flank of the Mayacamas.

Rather than the “Pine Mountain-Mayacmas” designation originally proposed to the federal government, the area’s 13 growers will now ask to name their proposed AVA “Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak.”

{Full story via Napa Valley Register}