Castella Estates, Minor Use Permit (ED21-028) DRC2019-00239


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Castella Estates, Minor Use Permit (ED21-028) DRC2019-00239
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural Uses
Document Description
A request by Brian Farrell of Caelesta Estate Properties, LLC for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00239) to allow for the construction of a 6,420-square foot winery facility. The project will consist of two buildings. The production building includes a 1,585-square-foot barrel storage room, a 2,020-square-foot fermentation room, and 455 square feet for lab/storage room/restrooms. The tasting room/hospitality building includes a 880-square-foot tasting room, 285-square-foot commercial kitchen, a 730-square-foot barrel storage room, and 465 square feet for offices and restrooms. The proposed winery also includes 4,165-square-foot outdoor patio, circulation, and wine production space. Wine production is estimated at 10,000 cases per year. The project includes 6 special events per year with a maximum of 80 guests and participation in industry-wide events as allowed per ordinance. Outdoor amplified music is proposed. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 2.18 acres on a 196-acre parcel. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category, located at 333 Lupine Lane, approximately 2.5 miles east of the community of Templeton. The project site is in the El Pomar-Estrella Sub area of the North County Planning area.

Contact Information

Matthew Ringel
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Lacey Zubak
Agency Name
Project Agent
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
El Pomar Drive and Lupine Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Templeton Unified School District

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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Commercial (Winery)(Sq. Ft. 10585, Acres 2.2, Employees 1)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Vegetation


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