Fort Ross Vineyard Winery Production Facility (PLP14-0041)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Fort Ross Vineyard Winery Production Facility (PLP14-0041)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vineyards / RRD, B7 and TP, B7 / RRD, 160 acre density

Document Description
The project requests a Use Permit for a new 11,006 sf winery production facility to be located off Meyers Grade Road, adjacent to the existing on-site tasting room. The grapes for the wine would come from the site and local area. The winery production facility would have a maximum annual production capacity of up to 18,000 cases and would be approximately 11,000 sf, including 5,000 sf underground barrel cellars and 5,000 sf of enclosed building containing a crush pad, fermentation area, storage area, offices, laboratory, an employee break room, and handicapped toilet. The access stairs and mechanical room are proposed to be approximately 1,000 sf in size. The 5,000 sf underground barrel cellars would take advantage of the earth's natural insulation and rely on ambient earth temperatures to keep the barrel rooms naturally cool, thus saving energy. The project proposes solar panels on the south-facing roof of the building. The hours of operation would be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., extending to 10:00 p.m. during the harvest and crush, seven days a week. The winery production facility would have four employees and only one new employee.

Contact Information
Cynthia Demidovich
Sonoma County
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-1754


38°30'39.77"N 123°11'15.36"W
Cross Streets
Highway 1
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 1
Western Branch of Russian Gulch Creek
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Winery Production Facility)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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