Project No. R2008-00641 / RENV 200800048


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Project No. R2008-00641 / RENV 200800048
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural Z: A-I-5 (Light Agricultural-5 acre minimum lot size) Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan: N5
Document Description
The proposed project consists of construction, operation and maintenance of winery facilities and wine tasting room on a 7,56 acre property in the Santa Monica Mountains area. The development site will occupy ~0.6 acres of the subject property and will include a new 17,500 sf building for wine production and administration offices, and a 2,000 sf building for wine tasting. The applicant is proposing a new driveway, approximately 26 to 34 ft in width and 920 ft in length, to allow direct access from the subject property to Mulholland Highway. Sixty-five parking spaces are proposed along both sides of the proposed along both sides of the proposed driveway and at an existing parking area. The winery will operate in conjunction with the existing vineyard located on the project site and adjacent parcels owned by the applicant. The grape production parcels are located within a radius of one mile from the subject property. The proposed annual wine production is 50,000 gallons, of which 5,000 (10%) are from imported grapes. The winery will use a maximumof 15,000 gallons of water per month for the wine production and domestic use to be provided by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. The water will be stored in a 40,000 gallon existing tank located ~700 ft southeast of the project site, on the adjacent property. Water for the property, primary use for grape production, is provided from the existing wells. Operation hours for the production facility are proposed daily from 8 am to 6 pm. Wine tasting and tours will be done by appointment only. The applicant is proposing to host special events such as weddings, charitable fund raising and social gatherings at the facility on Saturdays and Sundays on afternoons and early evenings for a maximum of 100 guests. The Oak Tree Permit is to authorize the encroachment within the protected zone of 13 oak trees and removal of nine additional trees to accommodate the proposed buildings, access road and project grading. Four of the 9 trees proposed for removal are dead.

Contact Information

Carolina Blengini
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Encinal Canyon Rd
Parcel #
State Highways
Mulhollan Hwy
Zuma Canyon

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 19,500, Acres 7.6, Employees 6)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Vegetation

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