Merriam Vineyards; File No. UPE18-0023


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Merriam Vineyards; File No. UPE18-0023
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is a modification of an existing Use Permit (UPE04-0129) to increase maximum annual wine production capacity from 7,500 cases to 15,000 cases, with the addition of one seasonal employee, no building modifications, and no increase in traffic and noise levels will occur from the expansion of production.

Contact Information

Marina Herrera
Agency Name
Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Windacre West, LLC. dba
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
11650 & 11654 Los Amigos Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301(a) for Existing Facilities and the General Rule, Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the CEQA Guidelines pursuant to the Provisions of Title 14 of the California Administrative Code, Section 15301, Existing Facilities and the General Rule, Section 15061(b)(3). Section 15301(a), Existing facilities is applicable when there is no physical expansion in structures or facilities, and no building modifications or new facilities are proposed with this project. Section 15061(b)(3), the General Rule Exemption is applicable as it can be seen with certainty that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment since the project consists of only an increase in annual production with no alterations or physical changes to the project site. No exceptions listed under Section 15300.2 apply. There is no reasonable possibility that the project would have a significant effect on the environment.


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