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New Winery and Vineyard Permits

To All,

Looking through the permit applications at PRMD since last June, here are new winery/vineyard permits. Will these all sail through the PRMD process (BZA, Planning Commission, BOS) without real consideration of water (drought, future water needs, conservation, etc.), wine glut, economical diversity, wildlife areas and wildlife corridors, intrusions upon the impacts and character of rural residential, traffic congestion and taxpayer costs, and others? If real PLANNING were taking place, would not some projects be okayed and some projects be denied due to its inappropriateness for the site and/or inappropriate for the county (mitigating ≠ planning). Here they are:

Looking through the permit applications at PRMD since last June, here are new winery/vineyard permits. Will these all sail through the PRMD process (BZA, Planning Commission, BOS) without real consideration of water (drought, future water needs, conservation, etc.), wine glut, economical diversity, wildlife areas and wildlife corridors, intrusions upon the impacts and character of rural residential, traffic congestion and taxpayer costs, and others? If real PLANNING were taking place, would not some projects be okayed and some projects be denied due to its inappropriateness for the site and/or inappropriate for the county (mitigating ≠ planning). Here they are:

Best Family Investors
New winery production facility, 33,000 cases
Zoning changes
Before BOS on Oct. 20, 2pm

779 Westside Rd, Healdsburg
110-010-036 Michael Kuimelis
20,000 cases, 11,000 sq ft production bldg, 18 events/yr, 12 acre
vineyard, new well

7412 Dry Creek Rd GEY
139-160-056 Hugh Seaton
5,300 sq ft winery, 10,000 cases, 24 events/yr, new well

8400 Graton Rd, Graton
130-500-009 Dutton Ranch Corp
Two new wineries in existing comm. bldgs, each 5,000 cases, new well

9020 Eastside Rd, Windsor
066-290-041 Valdez Family
Winery for 50,000 cases, 6 events/yr

2475 Fremont Dr, Sonoma
135-012-001 Vina Management Services
New winery with 40,000 cases and 1,100 gal micro brewery, 18 events/
yr, new well

10520 Wohler Rd, Forestville
083-010-027 Billy Derbes
New winery with 8,500 cases, 8 events/yr

5580 Alpine Rd, Rincon Valley
028-100-008, Moon Star Winery
New winery in existing bldgs with 800 cases
New well.

3000 Sears Pt Rd, Sonoma
068-160-021, Jean Kapolchok & Assoc 5-29
New winery with 32,000 cases, 150 events/yr, Wells permitted

16763 La Nelligan Rd, Glen Ellen
053-030-031 Gerald Baldwin
New winery in existing barn, 1,875 cases, no events (but often applied
for later).

–Larry