Rutherford Winery Major Modification P19-00126 Exception to the Conservation Regulations P23-00145

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Napa County
Document Title
Rutherford Winery Major Modification P19-00126 Exception to the Conservation Regulations P23-00145
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan: Agriculture, Watershed, and Open Space (AWOS). Zoning: Agricultural Watershed (AW).
Document Description
The proposal is to modify an existing winery Use Permit to recognize the following items that are out of compliance with the permitted entitlements: increased number of employees and weekly visitation, holding marketing events, on-premises consumption and food pairings, and additional parking spaces. In addition, the application also seeks to expand its entitlements to further increase employees and daily and weekly visitation, set up an annual marketing plan, convert portions of an existing residence to winery use, install a commercial kitchen in the winery building, increase parking, complete wastewater system improvements, implement a Travel Demand Management Plan, and clarify days and hours of operation. The project includes an Exception to the Conservation Regulations due to winery improvements located directly adjacent to an unnamed blue line stream on the property. The Exception would recognize existing improvements installed prior to the Conservation Regulations or in association with previously approved entitlements, as well as improvements installed without benefit of permits. The project includes implementation of a restoration plan for areas where unpermitted improvements are proposed to be removed.

Contact Information

Emily Hedge
Agency Name
County of Napa
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Silverado Trail South between Conn Creek Road and Rutherford Hill Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 128. Highway 29
Napa Valley Wine Train
Conn Creek. Napa River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Winery )
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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