Nickel & Nickel Winery Use Permit Major Modification, P17-00400-MOD

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Napa County
Document Title
Nickel & Nickel Winery Use Permit Major Modification, P17-00400-MOD
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vineyard and winery
Document Description
Request for a Use Permit Major Modification for an existing 125,000-gallon per year winery to amend previous approvals (Use Permit No. 98400, as amended). The requested modification would include operational changes that include recognition of an increase in winery employment from 21 full-time and six part-time staff, to the winery’s current employment of 67 full-time and six part-time staff; 2) an increase in permitted annual wine production from 125,000 to 225,000 gallons of wine per year; 3) an increase in the number of daily visitors for wine tours and tastings, from 75 people per day to 260 people per day, up to a weekly maximum of 1,440 people; 4) changes to winery hours of operation and visitation; and 5) a change to the winery’s marketing program under the use permit to include up to two additional annual events for up to 900 people each, plus one additional annual event for up to 1,000 people. Proposed physical changes to the winery include an increase in parking on-site from 45 to 106 stalls; construction of an approximately 6,000 square foot winery structure addition; installation of covers over outdoor work areas; renovation of existing storage buildings to winery accessory use; and related utility modifications to correspond to the requested permit amendments.

Contact Information

Charlene Gallina, Supervising Planner
Agency Name
Napa County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
FN Land, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
State Route 29/St. Helena Highway and Oakville Cross Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Route 29
Napa Wine Train
River Meadow (private heliport)
Napa River
Other Location Info
8164 St. Helena Highway, north of unincorporated Oakville community

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Agriculture (Winery)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Wildfire


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