Earlier this month, the Southern California Coalition asked the Department of Food and Agriculture to award an appellation of origin to L.A. growers. The move was another sign that appellations aren’t just for wine and Northern Cali weed anymore. Appellations recognize a place of origin. Think cognac, a brandy from a region of France.
- In his petition to the DFA, the coalition’s director said Southern California bud merits an appellation because of its characteristic battles with extreme heat, water shortages and local impurities.
- By 2021, the California appellations project must establish a formal process by which growers can establish appellations.