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New Winery Use Permits




(e) Napa County is one of the smallest counties in California and within the County areas suitable for quality vineyards are limited and irreplaceable. Any project that directly or indirectly results in the removal of existing or potential vineyard land from use depletes the inventory of such land forever.

(f) The cumulative effect of such projects is far greater than the sum of individual projects. The interspersing of non-agricultural structures and activities throughout agricultural areas in excess of what already exists will result in a significant increase in the problems and costs of maintaining vineyards and discourage the continued use of the land for agricultural purposes.
    - from the Napa County Winery Definition Ordinance 1990

Update 11/05/15:
Below is a list of winery use-permits brought before the Planning Commission and still in the Planning department pipeline since the passage of revisons to the WDO in 2010. Since 2013 alone it represented the approval of over 1,000,000 gal/yr in capacity, more than 300,000 sf of enclosed space, 300 new winery parking spaces and the accommodation of the thousands of new visitors necessary to fill up the marketing plans.

Most of these approved projects have yet to be built and thus their impacts will only become evident in the years to come.

New wineries approved and in review since 2010



This map shows the production capacity of new wineries and winery expansions approved, but probably not yet built, in the last 4 years in Napa County. The orange circles are approved projects. The red circles are projects still under review by the planning department.
Legend: review, hearing, approved

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The figures below represent numbers initially proposed in the applications; it is difficult to find the numbers actually approved and I welcome correction where the two differ. The visitor numbers are approximate since they are difficult to tease out of the agenda requests. I try to err or approximate on the low side using, for example 300 days per year or 50 weeks per year to compute daily or weekly totals. I also try to keep the lists current but there's only so much time. All of the numbers below represent additions to existing conditions.

Clicking on the date will bring up citizen portal or PC agendas for the projects. Clicking on the name will show google map location.

The Save Yountville Hill group produced a similar (and perhaps more accurate) table for their appeal here

Use permit applications currently under reveiw in the planning department
Under Director Morrison the county planning department has really upped their data accessibility in the last two years:
The County's projects-under-review page is here
The County's table of pending winery applications is here
The County's map of pending winery applications is here


submit date Project name
(currently up for public review)
Type Capacity (gal/yr) Bldg Area (sf) Tourism (visits /yr) Trips Caves (sf of total) Setbk encr'ch /600' (*/300') Stat
Oct 29,142490 Lake Winery
2490 Lake County Hwy Calistoga
new25000
1370070
rev
Dec 21,16Aloft Winery
430 Cold Springs Rd Angwin
new500003600097004028000yesrev
Oct 6,14Anthem Winery
3123 Dry Creek Rd Napa
mod200002540015600
22000yesrev
Jun 7,17B-Cellars 2
701 Oakville Cross Rd Oakville
mod
10400
up
Feb 28,17Benessere Vineyard WInery
1010 Big Tree Rd Napa
mod4000
1600036
rev
Dec 1,15Bin to Bottle
122 Camino Oruga Napa
new250000
rev
Jan 17,18Caldwell Winery
270 Kreuzer Ln Napa
mod10000300019640
4000
up
Mar 6,14Castlevale Winery
3784-4024 Chiles Pope Valley Rd
new30000
rev
Mar 23,16Caymus WInery
8700 128 Hwy Napa
mod550000
320
rev
Jan 17,18Cuvaison Winery
1221 Duhig Rd Napa
mod
44020
up
Sep 15,15Dalla Valle Vineyards
7776 Silverado Trail Oakville
mod
5300
rev
Dec 31,17Darms Lane Winery
1150 Darms Lane, Napa
new300002060014003011800
rev
Dec 19,14Davis Estates Winery
4060 Silverado Trl Angwin
mod700001300036000
13000
rev
Dec 1,15DDNG Winery
7466 St Helena Hwy
new480001200016700
10100
rev
Nov 20,12Del Dotto Winery
1075 Atlas Peak Rd Napa
mod
13600
rev
Aug 22,14DiRuocco Winery
2929 Atlas Peak Rd Napa
mod
rev
Oct 22,13Frank Vineyards
8895 Conn Creek St Helena
new4750008000018200
rev
Jul 12,13Hall Winery2
401 St Helena Hwy St Helena
mod
rev
Dec 31,16Hard Six Cellars
1755 S Fork Diamond Mountain Rd Calistoga
new20000109004500207100
rev
Dec 19,14HendricksonVineyards
1075 Buchli Station Rd Napa
new5000
50
yesrev
Dec 1,15Hendry Ranch
3104 Redwood Rd Napa
mod
17600
rev
Jan 23,17Hyde Winery
1044 Los Carneros Napa
mod
47750
rev
Dec 12,14Leaf and Vine Winery
190 Camino Oruga Napa
new18500
rev
Jun 1,17Maldonato Winery
3070 Old Lawley Toll Rd Calistoga
mod15000
10
rev
Jun 5,17Maxville Lake Winery
4105 Chiles Pope Valley Rd St Helena
mod18134995082
rev
Feb 11,15Morris Family WInery
4199 Heitz Way Calistoga
new20000
1300
rev
Mar 2,15OConnell Winery
4110 Dry Creek Rd Napa
new900002800046800110
rev
Jan 23,15Robert Dahl Vineyards
6155 Solano Ave Napa
new
rev
Dec 31,16Scarlett Winery
1052 Ponti Rd St Helena
new3000019160554030
rev
Dec 18,14Voros Cellars Winery
3082 Old Lawley Toll Rd Calistoga
new8000
5600
yesrev
Dec 1,15Yountmill Winery
1201 Yount Mill Rd Napa
new48000
1120050
rev
Jul 2,14Yountville Hill
7400 St. Helena Hwy, Napa
new1000004900025200
35000275rev
32
in review
Capacity
1906681
Area
299394
Visits/yr
316390
Trips
798

Use permits approved since 2010

hearing date Project name Type Capacity (gal/yr) Bldg Area (sf) Tourism (visits /yr) trips Caves (sf of total) Setbk encr'ch /600' (*/300') Status
Dec 5,17Garguilo Vineyardsmod
3100
aprvd
Nov 15,17Regusci Winerymod25000
2663090
aprvd
Nov 15,17Shed Creeek Winerynew5000
56008
aprvd
Nov 15,17Vincent Arroyomod50000
900
aprvd
Nov 1,17Reynolds Winerymod2000016001250030
aprvd
Oct 4,17Paul Hobbs Winerynew60000240001130038
aprvd
Sep 20,17Truchard Winerynew1000004780025000
aprvd
Sep 20,17Materra Winerymod35000
aprvd
Aug 16,17Titus Winery 2mod24000
7850
aprvd
Aug 16,17Saddleback Cellarsmod16000
4750
aprvd
Aug 15,17Raymond Vineyardsmod
35000120
aprvd
Jun 7,17Biale Vineyardsmod200004700133045
aprvd
May 3,17Beautiful Day Winerynew30000230002100045
aprvd
May 3,17Flora Springs Winerymod
26100100
aprvd
Apr 19,17Napa Custom Crushmod300002700
aprvd
Apr 5,17Behrens Family WInerymod100005000580030
aprvd
Apr 5,17S Whitehall Ln Winerynew100006800
3
aprvd
Apr 5,17Flynnville Wine Conew4000024000980060
aprvd
Feb 28,17Benessere Vineyard WInerymod4000
1600036
Feb 22,17Black Sears Winerymod
620020
aprvd
Feb 22,17Fortunati Winerynew12000
aprvd
Feb 1,17Grassi Winerynew250004300380020
aprvd
Jan 18,17Sam Jasper Winerynew2000017000880028
aprvd
Jan 18,17Laura Michael Winesmod
4600
aprvd
Jan 4,17Mountain Peak Vineyardsnew100000500001450013035000
aprvd
Dec 21,16Etude Winerymod150000
54900190
aprvd
Dec 20,16Baldacci Winerymod2000017200127357511000
aprvd
Dec 7,16Sleeping Lady Winerynew300003600773025
aprvd
Oct 19,16Jessel Prime Solum Wine Tastingnew
3500773090
aprvd
Oct 19,16McVicar Winerynew
4690
aprvd
Oct 19,16Washington St Winerynew300004800950030
114aprvd
Sep 21,16Kenzo Estatesmod17000
7550
aprvd
Sep 7,16Chanticleer Winerynew10000158003950
8900
aprvd
Sep 7,16Beau Vigne Winerymod60007600450017
aprvd
Sep 7,16Sleeping Giant Winerynew30000
4700
aprvd
Aug 17,16Frogs Leap Winerymod
300043800255
aprvd
Aug 3,16Taylor Family Vineyardsnew15000
650017
aprvd
Jun 15,16Sodhani Winerynew10007150
aprvd
May 18,16Mahoney Winerynew3000094104800
aprvd
May 18,16Opus One Winerymod1400005100015800400
aprvd
May 4,16Canard Vineyardnew10000
388012
aprvd
Mar 18,16Girard Winerynew200000330003046065
aprvd
Mar 2,163646 SMR Vineyard Winerynew20000110004950
aprvd
Mar 2,16Summers Estate Winesmod5000054003500
yesaprvd
Feb 17,16Bouchaine Vineyardsmod
640041800
aprvd
Jan 20,16Stags Leap Cellarsmod
110005200
474aprvd
Jan 20,16Dakota Shy Winerymod1400060005900
aprvd
Dec 2,15Tench Winerynew4300066005100
6200yesaprvd
Nov 23,15Ashes and Diamonds Winerymod
-4000
built
Oct 28,15Oat Hill Winerynew
56000
aprvd
Oct 7,15Hudson Winerynew80000660001564009033000
aprvd
Sep 16,15Dalla Valle Winerymod
4760
aprvd
Jun 17,15Markham Vineyardsmod129000
aprvd
Mar 15,15Melka Winerynew1000061001700
435aprvd
Jan 21,15Larkmead Vineyardsmod39000
24000
aprvd
Oct 31,14Sawyer Cellarsnew
aprvd
Jul 16,14LMR Rutherfordnew1000002100018500
440aprvd
May 27,14Krupp Winery 2new
300018100
380dead
May 21,14Castelucci Winerynew300001250015700
460aprvd
May 7,14Titus Vineyardsnew240001450012400
178aprvd
Mar 21,14Foley Winerymod20000
244
aprvd
Mar 19,14Sinegal Estatemod47000130006780
13000
aprvd
Feb 19,14Diogenes Ridgenew3000058005920
5800
aprvd
Feb 5,14Silverado Trailnew600002850011520
built
Dec 18,13J3 Wine Partners**new80000
10300
aprvd
Dec 4,13Theoremmod
11000
aprvd
Nov 20,13Martini Winerymod
2800088000
aprvd
Nov 18,13Jamieson Ranchmod
dead
Nov 6,13Latitudenew30000
4700
aprvd
Nov 6,13Corona Winerynew100000310001500068
150aprvd
Nov 6,13Woolls Ranchnew50000175002260068
aprvd
Oct 16,13Black Catmod1250037403120
aprvd
Oct 9,13Kelly Fleming Winerymod8000
5800
dead
Oct 2,13Kitchak Winery 2mod10000
1640
aprvd
Oct 2,13Outpost Winerymod20000
4900
aprvd
Oct 2,13Fantesca Winerymod
8850
aprvd
Sep 18,13Darioushmod
40000
aprvd
Aug 21,13Cliff Lede Vineyards2mod40000
aprvd
Jul 17,13Dunn Vineyardsmod15000
1000
aprvd
Jul 13,13Araujo Estate Winerymod
5800
aprvd
Jul 3,13Davis Estatesmod10000170009800
15500
aprvd
Jun 5,13Honig Winerymod1500001000027600
aprvd
Jun 5,13Hartwell Vineyardsmod24000
2100
aprvd
Jun 5,13Coquerel Winerynew
40004760
260*aprvd
May 1,13White Cottage Ranchmod24000
11000
aprvd
Apr 3,13Stags Leap Winerymod
10500
aprvd
Mar 20,13Tamber Bey new60000
8460
175aprvd
Mar 6,13B-Cellars Winerynew450002750015680
22946
built
Feb 25,13Bell Wine Cellarsmod20000
30200
aprvd
Feb 4,13Reverie Winerymod4200
9000
3700
aprvd
Jan 16,13Arkenstone Vineyards mod12000
6480
aprvd
Dec 5,12Trefethen Vineyardsnew3000045007400
aprvd
Oct 17,12Odette Winerymod
1660053650
aprvd
Sep 5,12Pierret Winerynew20000128002260
10000
aprvd
Jun 6,12Cairdean Winerynew500003500095005013000341aprvd
Jun 6,12Krupp Bros Winerynew50000136752500085
aprvd
Jun 6,12Larkmead Vineyardsnew
9500
aprvd
May 16,12Swanson Winerynew1000004610076000
234*aprvd
May 2,12Rombauer Vineyardsmod
87001000
180aprvd
Apr 18,12Hall Winerymod
700
aprvd
Mar 21,12Reata Winerymod600000
-3000
aprvd
Mar 21,12Envy Winesmod300003500900
aprvd
Mar 21,12Cliff Lede Vineyardsmod20000
7200120
aprvd
Mar 7,12Domaine Carnerosmod
58600
aprvd
Mar 7,12Paraduxx Winerymod44000
11900
aprvd
Nov 16,11Lodestonenew200001566010900
655035*aprvd
Oct 19,11Silver Oaks Cellarsmod77500
aprvd
Sep 21,11Faust House Winery**new10000
5900
aprvd
Sep 21,11Eagle Eye Winerynew3000072006400
aprvd
Aug 17,11Chappallet WInerymod
240002400
aprvd
Jul 6,11Rassmussen Carnerosmod80000147005500
aprvd
Jul 6,11Diamond Heightsmod
4700
aprvd
Jul 6,11Shutters Winerynew50000200003000
231*aprvd
Jun 1,11Carevan Serai Winerymod
22000112500
aprvd
Apr 20,11Continuum WInerymod41600450
22000
aprvd
Apr 6,11Quintessa WInerymod
23900
aprvd
Feb 2,11Rogers Winerymod
300006400
aprvd
Jan 19,11Rasmussen Winerymod60000
18400
aprvd
Jan 5,11Rocca WInery**new20000710022600
aprvd
Dec 1,10Vineyard 22 Winerynew10000116002750
10000
aprvd
Oct 6,10CaNani Winerynew480005600017700
16000365aprvd
Sep 15,10McBride Winerynew250003600250
120/200*aprvd
Aug 18,10Relic WInerynew20000110006350
2500
aprvd
Aug 4,10Hyde&Sons Winerynew30000125006400
aprvd
Aug 4,10MJA Vineyardsmod20000
4200
aprvd
Aug 4,10Sinskey Winerymod85000100023800
aprvd
Jul 7,10Sandpoint Winerynew30000107003000
178*aprvd
Jun 16,10Ceja Winerynew45000216008700
170*aprvd
Apr 21,10Wallis Estate Winerynew30000
1700
aprvd
Apr 7,10J Cellars Winerynew300002040030600
15800
built
Apr 7,10Mumm Napa Valleymod
4500
aprvd
Jan 20,10Kitchak Winerynew5000
4500
built
131
approved
total
per year
Capacity
4489800
564901

Area
1270945
159909
Visits/yr
1729249
217572
Trips
2424
305

Map and table of vineyard conversions happening in the county is here
Map and table of all development projects happening in the county is here