Benjamin Ranch Winery, Use Permit Application No. P13-00371-UP

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Summary

SCH Number
2020080261
Lead Agency
Napa County
Document Title
Benjamin Ranch Winery, Use Permit Application No. P13-00371-UP
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/26/2021

Document Description
The approved project consists of a construction and operation of a new a winery on 8 acres of an approximately 85.1-acre project site. The winery would produce up to 475,000 gallons of wine per year in approximately 87,292 square feet of building area that would house business/administrative functions, a commercial kitchen for preparation of meals for winery employees, and rooms for conducting winery tours and tastings, in addition to barrel storage and wine production functions. As approved, the winery would: a) operate daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; b) include a wine marketing program consisting of up to 9 catered events per year for up to 150 guests per event, including participation in the annual Napa Valley Wine Auction; c) offer wine tours and tastings by appointment for up to 150 people per day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and up to 300 people per day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (the number of daily tours and tastings would be reduced by a number equal to the number of guests planned to attend a marketing event on that same day), and with tours and tastings offered daily between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; d) offer retail sale of wine and wine-related items, along with allowance for consumption on-site of wine purchased on the premises pursuant to Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396.5; and e) employ up to 61 full-time and part-time staff members. The project requires demolition of an existing shed currently used for vineyard management, on-site relocation of an existing storage barn, and redevelopment of a portion of the site with new winery and hospitality buildings, 94 parking stalls, new utilities and a new on-site access driveway from Conn Creek Road/State Route 128.

Contact Information
Charlene Gallina
Supervising Planner
Lead/Public Agency
1195 3rd Street Second Floor, Suite 210
Napa, CA 94559

Phone : (707) 299-1355
charlene.gallina@countyofnapa.org
Brian Bordona
Deputy Planning Director
Lead/Public Agency
1195 3rd Street Second Floor, Suite 210
Napa, CA 94559

Phone : (707) 259-5935
brian.bordona@countyofnapa.org

Location

Coordinates
38°28'38"N 122°24'30"W
Counties
Napa
Cross Streets
Conn Creek Road/State Route 128 and Silverado Trail
Zip
94574
Total Acres
85.1
Jobs
61
Parcel #
030-120-016 and 030-120-017
State Highways
128, 29
Railways
Napa Wine Train
Airports
River Meadow (private heliport)
Schools
n/a
Waterways
Napa River, Conn Creek
Township
7N
Range
5W
Section
10
Base
MDM
Other Location Info
8895 Conn Creek Road, northeast of unincorporated Rutherford community

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Napa County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Napa
Final Environmental Document Available at
Napa County Planning, Building & Environmental Services Department, 1195 Third Street, Second Floor, Suite 210, Napa, California 94559

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
Notice of Determination_Benjamin Ranch   PDF 899 K

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