You may be wondering what has happened about the keenly anticipated announcement of the establishment of the Dahlonega Plateau AVA.

Word on the street is that there is no problem with the concept or of detail of the Dahlonega Plateau AVA.  It is just that the Federal government has imposed a moratorium on new rule making.  So the declaration of the new AVA by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has been suspended for the time being.  It looks like August or September is now the earliest date to expect a formal declaration.