Meeting Supporting Documents

Planning Commission 6/6/2018 Regular Meeting

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CEQA Status
: Consideration and possible adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration. According to the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, the proposed project would not have any potentially significant environmental impacts after implementation of mitigation measures. Mitigation measures are proposed for the areas of cultural resources, noise, transportation/traffic, and tribal cultural resources. The project site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Approval of a Use Permit Major Modification to an existing 1,800,000 gallon per year winery to allow the following: (1) Remove a portion of the 1941 addition to the winery and 1930 addition to the winery; rebuild and preserve portions of the 1880’s stone structures; and remove the roof and non-original floor of the 1885 structure. Relocate the historic public tasting room space (3,060 square feet) to a new structure within the existing walls of the 1885 structure; remodel a portion of the 1887 structure to become a private tasting space (735 square feet) with outdoor terrace (1,550 square feet); and remodel an area of the 1930 addition to become barrel storage and production offices. Construct a single story structure between the 1941 addition and the 1887 structure to house public restrooms and a commercial kitchen (497 square feet). Add two (2) new 30,000 gallon blending tanks to the existing case goods warehouse building and construct a 200 square foot employee break room within this existing structure; (2) On-premises consumption of wines produced on site in the tasting areas, outdoor terrace area, and outdoor courtyard in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 23358, 23390 and 23396.5; (3) Increase parking spaces from 80 spaces to 129 spaces via the paving of an existing gravel parking area; (4) Change the winery’s tasting room hours of operation from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week; and (5) Installation of a left-turn lane on St. Helena Highway at the project’s new primary access driveway. An increase in the maximum number of guests for daily tours and tasting and the modification of an existing marketing program is also requested. No new employees are proposed, nor any increase in production. A lot line adjustment is proposed with APN 030-110-028 which would increase the size of the existing winery parcel (APN 030-110-019) from 13.46 acres to 47 acres. The project is located on an approximately 13.5 acre parcel, within the AP: Agricultural Preserve zoning district on the east side of St. Helena Highway (State Route 29) approximately 300 feet south of its intersection with Rutherford Road; APN: 030-110-019; and 028.

Staff Recommendation:
Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the Use Permit Major Modification, as conditioned.

Staff Contact: Jason R. Hade, AICP, Planner III, (707) 259-8757 or

Applicant Contact: Debra Dommen, Treasury Wine Estates Americas Company, 555 Gateway Drive, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 259-4673

Supporting Documents
A Recommended Findings ( Adobe PDF - 48 kb )
B Recommended Conditions of Approval and Final Agency Approval Memos ( Adobe PDF - 1637 kb )
C Previous Conditions ( Adobe PDF - 2846 kb )
D Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration ( Adobe PDF - 900 kb )
E Use Permit Application Packet ( Adobe PDF - 2649 kb )
F Water Availability Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 1648 kb )
G Wastewater Feasibility Study ( Adobe PDF - 6196 kb )
H Traffic Impact Report ( Adobe PDF - 8488 kb )
I Historic Resources and Impact Memorandum ( Adobe PDF - 15146 kb )
J Graphics ( Adobe PDF - 23715 kb )
K Winery Comparison Analysis ( Adobe PDF - 154 kb )
L Item 6A - Correspondence (Added after meeting) ( Adobe PDF - 449 kb )