Varinder Sahi, Minor Use Permit (ED 20-228) DRC2019-00251


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Varinder Sahi, Minor Use Permit (ED 20-228) DRC2019-00251
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural & Residential
Document Description
A request by Varinder Sahi for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00251) to allow the phased development of wine production facility and tasting room/hospitality facility totaling 15,116-sf. At buildout, the wine production facility with barrel storage would total 8,959 sf with 6,123 sf of exterior work areas and the tasting room/hospitality facility would total 6,157 sf with 2,526 sf of exterior areas including outdoor decks. Maximum case production of 10,000 cases per year. The project does not include any special events. However, the applicant requests to participate in wine industry events as allowed by the Land Use Ordinance. Site improvements include improving the access road from Kiler Canyon Road, connection to existing utilities, new domestic and winery process wastewater systems, parking area, landscape areas, and miscellaneous paved and unpaved and composite walkways. The project will result in approximately 3 acres of site disturbance on a 48-acre site including 1,600 cubic yards of cut and 2,700 cubic yards of fill. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located at 999 &1000 Kiler Canyon Road, approximately 0.68 miles west of the City of Paso Robles. The project site is within the Salinas River Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. Additional project information can be found at:

Contact Information

Nicole Ellis
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Varinder Sahi
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Killer Canyon Road & Ariba Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
018-271-018, 018-271-019
State Highways
Union Pacific
Salinas River

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, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 15,116, Employees 6)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources


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