Somerston Winery (Use Permit P07-00034 & Variance P07-00569)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Napa County
Document Title
Somerston Winery (Use Permit P07-00034 & Variance P07-00569)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant / AW (Agricultural Watershed) District / AWOS (Agriculture, Watershed and Open Space), Napa County General Plan, March, 2002

Document Description
Use Permit (P07-00034 - UP) to establish a new 150,000 gallon per year winery in three phases with custom crush ability consisting of: (1) converting 8,082 square feet of an existing barn for barrel storage and temporary wine tasting with 2,830 square feet of exterior covered processing area; (2) a new 11,501 square foot winery with 4,086 square feet of covered processing area; (3) 6,643 square foot tasting room with 2,120 square feet of exterior patio (for a total of 26,226 square feet of interior building area and 9,036 square feet of exterior patios); (4) 18,045 square feet of caves; (5) 9 full-time and 5 part-time employees; (6) 30 on-site parking spaces; (7) tours and wine tasting would take place by appointment only with 15 per week with a maximum of 8 persons per day, for no more than 120 persons per week; (8) an entrance gate, signage, and picket fence; (9) a marketing plan with 4 food and wine pairings per month, with a maximum of 24 persons each; 2 Industry Open House events per year with a maximum of 75 persons each; 2 large auction events per year, with a maximum of 125 persons each; (10) a 5,120 square foot wastewater pond; (11) installation of a 50,000 gallon water tank; (12) an exception to the County's Road and Street standards to allow a reduced road width; (13) relocation of the primary roadway entrance on State Highway 128.

Contact Information
Kirsty Shelton
Napa County Conservation, Development, and Planning Dept.
1195 Third Street, Room 210
Napa, CA 94559

Phone : (707) 253-4416


St. Helena
Cross Streets
Sage Canyon Road/SR 128 and SR 121
Total Acres
Parcel #
025-270-026, 023
State Highways
St. Helena
Soda Valley Creek and an unnamed tributary

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Agriculture (Winery)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Economics/Jobs Population/Housing Balance Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2

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