Vida Valiente Winery Use Permit #P20-00079


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Napa County
Document Title
Vida Valiente Winery Use Permit #P20-00079
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning: Agricultural Watershed (AW) District / General Plan Designation: Agriculture, Watershed, and Open Space (AWOS) Designation
Document Description
Approval of a Use Permit to allow a new winery with an annual production capacity of 30,000 gallons per year with the following characteristics: 1) Construction of a new 17,722 sq. ft. winery facility containing 10,762 sq. ft. of production space and 6,960 sq. ft. for accessory uses; 2) Construction of a new 13,675 sq. ft. wine cave containing 9,113 sq. ft. of production space and 1,335 sq. ft. for accessory uses; 3) Removal of 0.8 acres of woodland canopy, and the planting/preservation of 2.4 acres of woodland canopy on the project parcel and neighboring parcel under common ownership; 4) Removal of approximately 0.15 acres of vineyard for access improvements; 5) Excavation of approximately 19,400 cubic yards of spoils associated with the cave and construction of structural pads; 6) Onsite parking for 10 vehicles; 7) Up to five (5) full-time employees, two (2) part-time employees and two (2) seasonal employees; 8) On-site domestic and process wastewater treatment systems; 9) Hours of operation seven days a week: production 6:00 AM to 6:00 p.m. (non-harvest), visitation 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and marketing events 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (conclusion of cleanup); 10) Tours and tastings by appointment only for a maximum of 28 visitors per day with a maximum of 120 visitors per week; 11) Establishing a marketing program, which may include catered events, as follows; i) Two (2) Wine and Food Pairings monthly for up to 24 guests; ii) Three (3) Wine Release/Wine Club Events annually for up to 60 guests; iii) Two (2) Large Auction Events annually for up to 125 guests; 12) On-premise consumption of wines produced on- site within outdoor hospitality areas, in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396.5 (AB 2004); and 13) Driveway expansion to meet commercial standards, landscaping, and other improvements associated with wineries.

Contact Information

Matt Ringel
Agency Name
Napa County
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Donna Oldford
Agency Name
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Hayes Drumwright
Agency Name
Vida Valiente Winery
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Silverado Trail and Crystal Springs Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
021-140-013 & 021-372-001
State Highways
HWY 29
Foothills Elementary School
Bell Creek

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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, 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
Commercial (Winery)(Sq. Ft. 31397, Acres 4, Employees 7)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Transportation


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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