Wine Grape Varietals: TTB Approved

The US Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Tax Bureau maintains a list of approved wine grape names for use on labels by US vintners.

Based on current regulations, a wine producer must follow these rules regarding the use of grape names on a bottle of wine:

  1. They may only use grape variety names approved by TTB.
  2. If they use a grape varietal name, an appellation of origin must also appear on the label. The name of a single grape can appear on the label if the wine is made of at least 75% of that grape, although there are exceptions.
  3. The wine must be made from a minimum percentage of the grape varietal.
  4. They may use two or more grape varietal names on the label as long as those two grapes are the only grapes used to make the wine.

TTB Approved Wine Grape Varietals

The TTB approved grape varietal names are:

Number Grape Varietal
1 Albillo Mayor
2 Alexander
3 Ambulo Blanc
4 Amigne
5 Arandell
6 Aromella
7 Arvine
8 Assyrtiko
9 Bianchetta trevigiana
10 Black Spanish
11 Bluebell
12 Bourboulenc
13 Brachetto
14 By George
15 Cabernet Dorsa
16 Cabernet Volos
17 Caladoc
18 Caminante Blanc
19 Camminare Noir
20 Caprettone
21 Carignano
22 Carricante
23 Chisago
24 Ciliegiolo
25 Coda di Volpe
26 Crimson Pearl
27 Diana
28 Enchantment
29 Errante Noir
30 Esprit
31 Falanghina
32 Fleurtai
33 Frontenac Blanc
34 Geneva Red
35 Godello
36 Golubok
37 Gros Manseng
38 Humagne Rouge
39 Itasca
40 Jacquez
41 Jupiter
42 King of the North
43 L’Acadie blanc
44 Lambrusca di Alessandria
45 Lomanto
46 Loureiro
47 Madeleine Angevine
48 Madeleine Sylvaner
49 Marquis
50 Marselan
51 Mavron
52 Mencia
53 Merlot Kanthus
54 Moschofilero
55 Mourtaou
56 Mustang
57 Nerello Mascalese
58 Opportunity
59 Paseante Noir
60 Pecorino
61 Petite Pearl
62 Picardan
63 Pinot Bianco
64 Plymouth
65 Poulsard
66 Prieto Picudo
67 Regent
68 Ribolla Gialla
69 Rieslaner
70 Riverbank
71 Roditis
72 Rose of Peru
73 Rossese
74 Ruche
75 Saperavi
76 Sauvignon Kretos
77 Sauvignon Rytos
78 Savagnin
79 Savagnin blanc
80 Schiava Grossa
81 Schönburger
82 Sheridan
83 Somerset Seedless
84 Soreli
85 Southern Cross
86 Terret Noir
87 Thiakon
88 Tibouren
89 Tinta Amarela
90 Tinta Cao
91 Tinta Roriz
92 Torrontés Riojano
93 Touriga Nacional
94 Treixadura
95 Vaccarèse
96 Valjohn
97 Verdejo
98 Verdicchio
99 Xarel·lo
100 Xynisteri

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