Solene Vineyard LLC, Conditional Use Permit (ED22-132) DRC2021-00025


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Solene Vineyard LLC, Conditional Use Permit (ED22-132) DRC2021-00025
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
A request by Guillaume Fabre (Solene Vineyard LLC) for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2021-00025) to allow for the phased relocation and expansion of the existing 2,742-square-foot winery facility and tasting room to the eastern half of the parcel. The new winery facility with tasting room would use 27,248-square-feet of total space. Phase 1 of the request includes a 19,101-square-feet subterranean cave for wine production activities, use areas and 3,505-square-foot covered exterior work area. The 2,384-square-foot administrative building (Bldg. 1), a 130-square-foot restroom building (Bldg. 2) and 853-square-foot tasting room (Bldg. 3) would occur in a small, traditional, above-ground structures located in close proximity to the cave portal during phase 2, with the remaining majority of the winery facility occurring beneath the ground in the subterranean cave. Additional project components include a 539-square-feet covered tasting patios, 310-square-foot trellis and 126 square-foot covered breezeway. above ground. The project includes an increase in the maximum annual case production of up to 10,000 cases per year. Proposed site improvements include improvements to the existing driveway, a 20-foot-wide driveway extension to the proposed winery facilities, a new septic system, two 10,000-gallon water tanks, parking spaces, and native landscaping. The proposed project includes a request for a modification to the northern and southern property line setbacks. To do so, the applicant is requesting a modification Section 22.30.070.D.2.d.(1) of the Land Use Ordinance that requires a 200-foot setback from each property line and is requesting the allowance of a 41-foot setback from the southern property line and a 34-foot setback from the northern property line. The request would additionally update the current conditions of approval to reflect current ag processing ordinance standards. No special events are requested; however, the winery will continue to participate in Industry Wide Events (e.g. non-advertised wine club activities, wine club pick up parties, and activities with under 50 attendees). This project will result in the disturbance of approximately 2.6 acres on an approximately 26.69-acre parcel, with approximately 14,900 cubic yards of cut and 12,200 cubic yards of fill. The project site is within the Agriculture (AG) land use category and is located at 2040 Niderer Road, approximately 4 miles west of the city of Paso Robles in the Adelaida Sub Area of the North County Planning Area.

Contact Information

Holly Phipps
Agency Name
San Luis Obispo County
Job Title
Supervising Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Niderer Rd and Via Munoz
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
HWY 46

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
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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 Highway Patrol (CHP), 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 27248, Acres 0.63, Employees 6)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
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Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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