On February 5, 2013, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) published a final rule establishing the 74,900-acre "Elkton Oregon" American viticultural area in Douglas County, Oregon. TTB issued this regulation in response to a petition filed by local vintners and grape growers and will allow the use of the name "Elkton, OR" for this new viticultural area. The new Elkton Oregon viticultural area is located entirely within the existing larger Umpqua Valley viticultural area , which, in turn, is located entirely within the Southern Oregon viticultural area .

This final rule is effective on March 7, 2013.

See the Federal Register for more information.