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
County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building
Lead/Public Agency
976 Osos St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Phone : (805) 788-2414
Lacey Zubak
Project Agent
Project Applicant
8830 Morro Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone : (805) 461-5765


35°33'41.3"N 120°38'53.2"W
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
El Pomar Drive and Lupine Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Templeton Unified School District

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Winery)(Sq. Ft. 10585, Acres 2.2, Employees 1)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Vegetation
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


Environmental Document
02 - 2021 02 11 - OPR Summary Form   PDF 575 K 04 - 2021 02 16 - DRC2019-00239 CAELESTA MND SIGNED   PDF 42510 K 05 - 2019 09 01 - Bio Resources Assessment (Terra Verde Envm Consulting)   PDF 25480 K 07 - 2020 09 03 - Updated Traffic Report (Orosz Engineering Group)   PDF 680 K
01 - OPR NOC (02-16-21) DRC2019-00239   PDF 227 K

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