SodaCanyonRoad | Planning Commission Hearing: Raymond Winery: Aug 20th 9:00am
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Planning Commission Hearing: Raymond Winery: Aug 20th 9:00am


Bill Hocker | Aug 15, 2014 on: Raymond Vineyards


The planning commission will once again take up the request for substantial increases in Raymond Winery's marketing plan. This project, like the Yountville Hill Winery, is a cause célèbre in the ongoing transfer from an agricultural into a tourism economy in Napa County. More célèbre than most because it is truly a battle of the titans of the wine world, and of the competing visions of Napa's future, with neighbor mega-grapegrower and preservationist Andy Beckstoffer against mega-vintner and bon-vivant Jean-Charles Boisset. The agenda is here

This is just the kind of large increases in tourism that the WDO discussion at the Board level is beginning to look at.

It is also well worth re-reading Andy Beckstoffer's comments at the last Raymond hearing. The issues that he raises go far beyond Zinfandel Lane.