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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

County's current projects dashboard
County's winery dashboard (existing+pending wineries and expansions) well done!
Download County Database of Napa wineries as of 2020
Shute, Mihaly, Weinberger spreadsheet of 2016-2019 winery approvals

This Memo for the 5/Nov/15 PC meeting gives the most complete list of approvals since 2006 and projects under review through 2015, as well as other information

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.

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: County's projects-under-review page and now County's Current Projects Dashboard

All of the numbers in the table below represent additions to existing conditions.
submit date Project name
(currently up for public review)
Type Capacity (gal/yr) Bldg Area (sf) Visitors Emps Trips/d
(calc)
Caves (sf of total) vari- ance/
excep-
tion
Stat
Oct 29,142490 Lake Winery
2490 Lake County Hwy Calistoga
new25000
13700
29
rev
Dec 21,16Aloft Winery
430 Cold Springs Rd Angwin
new5000036000970084628000yesrev
Feb 5,20Anthem Winery (appeal)
3123 Dry Creek Rd Napa
mod
100007623115029000
up
Sep 16,20Benjamin Ranch Winery
8895 Conn Creek Rd St Helena
new4750008700014600061502
up
Apr 23,19Bommarito Winery
1109 Galleron Ln, St. Helena
new3000012882
rev
Apr 22,19Cakebread Cellars
8300 St Helena Hwy, Napa
mod300000
5
rev
Mar 23,16Caymus WInery
8700 128 Hwy Napa
mod550000
10
rev
Oct 20,07Chateauneuf de Pott WInery
2070 Mt Veeder Rd, Napa
new2000046233740
8
yesrev
Sep 15,15Dalla Valle Vineyards
7776 Silverado Trail Oakville
mod
5300
rev
Dec 1,15DDNG Winery
7466 St Helena Hwy
new480001200016700
3610100
rev
Nov 20,12Del Dotto Winery
1075 Atlas Peak Rd Napa
mod
13600
29
rev
Jul 12,13Hall Winery2
401 St Helena Hwy St Helena
mod
rev
Dec 19,14Hendrickson Vineyards
1075 Buchli Station Rd Napa
new5000
50
yesrev
Sep 19,18Hendry Ranch
3104 Redwood Rd Napa
mod
17600
37
rev
Feb 15,18Keever Winery
26 Vineyard View Dr Napa
mod
5100
11
rev
Dec 12,14Leaf and Vine Winery
190 Camino Oruga Napa
new18500
rev
Feb 11,15Morris Family WInery
4199 Heitz Way Calistoga
new20000
1300
3
rev
Mar 2,15OConnell Winery
4110 Dry Creek Rd Napa
new900002800046800
100
rev
Feb 20,03Piazza Del Dotto WInery
7466 St Helena Hwy, Napa
mod60000366752213046024478
rev
Jul 12,18Red Lake Winery
680 Friesen Dr Angwin
new30000143504500
107500
rev
Jan 23,15Robert Dahl Vineyards
6155 Solano Ave Napa
new
rev
Jul 12,18Sam Jasper Winery II
4059 Silverado Trail, Napa
mod
1300
rev
Oct 31,19Sullivan Rutherford Estate Winery
1090 Galleron Rd, St Helena
mod100001642816500
35
rev
Mar 20,08Taplin Cellars Winery
1677 Lewelling Ln, St Helena
new2000036154960
11
rev
Jul 30,19The Vineyardist Winery
263 Petrified Forest Rd Calistoga
mod
11020
23
rev
Jul 20,20Vida Valiente Winery
407 Crystal Springs Rd, Angwin
new4000026000800253315000
rev
Apr 4,20Vida Valiente Winery
407 Crystal Springs Rd, St Helena
new4000026000800253315100
rev
Dec 18,14Voros Cellars Winery
3082 Old Lawley Toll Rd Calistoga
new8000
5600
12
yesrev
Oct 31,19William Cole Winery
2489 St Helena Hwy, St Helena
mod10000
6200
13
yesrev
29
in review
Capacity
1897500
Area
303173
Visits/yr
244604
Trips/d
1097

Use permits approved since 2010

All of the numbers in the table below represent additions to existing conditions.
hearing date Project name Type Capacity (gal/yr) Bldg Area (sf) Visitors/yr) Emps trips/d
(calc)
Caves (sf of total) Setbk encr'ch /600' (*/300') Status
Sep 16,20Rombauer Vineyardsmod
141047146
yesaprvd
Sep 16,20Nickel & Nickel Winerymod10000060004930046246
aprvd
Sep 2,20Hyde Winerymod
23660565
aprvd
Sep 2,20Ballentine Vineyardsmod75000
205001590
yesaprvd
Aug 19,20Saintsbury Winerymod
23900978
aprvd
Jul 1,20Alta Napa Valley Winerynew1000036003660317
yesaprvd
May 20,20Chappellet WineryMod100000
21780666
yesaprvd
Feb 11,20Hard Six Cellarsnew20000109004500
107100
denied
Jan 22,20Caldwell Winerymod1000030005000
11
aprvd
Jan 22,20Paraduxx Winerymod200000268523252
53
aprvd
Jan 16,20Scarlett Winerynew30000191605540837
aprvd
Jan 16,20Shadybrook Winerymod40000
928
aprvd
Dec 4,19Mathew Bruno Tasting Rmnew
21560252
aprvd
Nov 20,19Brasswood Winerymod45000
1
aprvd
Nov 20,19Fontanelle Family Winerymod
5000
11
aprvd
Nov 6,19Gateway East Winerynew2308313612250
26
aprvd
Oct 16,19Kitoko Winerynew40000194527680
1713662
aprvd
Oct 16,19Envy Winerymod50000
1
aprvd
Oct 2,19Ellman Family Winerynew3000072004300
10
aprvd
Oct 2,19Rombaurer Winery mod320000
6
aprvd
May 15,19Matthiasson Family Winerymod1300028006300
142800
aprvd
Mar 20,19Obrien Orchard Ave Winerymod
11280
24
aprvd
Mar 6,19Darms Lane Winerynew30000206009214
2011800
aprvd
Mar 6,19Kennewick Winerynew20000
4728
10
aprvd
Dec 19,18Bergman Family Winerynew80006100
road exceptionaprvd
Oct 3,18Davis Estates Winerymod700001300036000
7713000
aprvd
Sep 19,18Maldonato Winerymod15000
aprvd
Sep 8,18Maxville Lake Winerymod175000
11590
28
aprvd
Aug 1,18Castlevale Winerynew30000217957387
162965
aprvd
Jul 18,18Benessere Vineyard WInerymod4000
16000
34
aprvd
Jun 20,18Boyd Vineyard Winerynew30000
2480
6
yesaprvd
Jun 6,18Beaulieu Vineyardsmod
44700
94
aprvd
Apr 18,18DryCreek-Mt Veeder Winerynew30000196204040
917220yesdenied
Jan 17,18Cuvaison Winerymod
286020620
43
aprvd
Jan 17,18Vine Cliff Winerymod
16034
34
Lqaprvd
Dec 20,17B-Cellars 2mod
10400
22
aprvd
Dec 5,17Garguilo Vineyardsmod
3100
aprvd
Nov 15,17Regusci Winerymod25000
26630
57
aprvd
Nov 15,17Shed Creeek Winerynew5000
5600
12
aprvd
Nov 15,17Vincent Arroyomod50000
900
3
aprvd
Nov 1,17Reynolds Winerymod20000160012500
27
aprvd
Oct 4,17Paul Hobbs Winerynew600002400011300
25
aprvd
Sep 20,17Truchard Winerynew1000004780025000
54
aprvd
Sep 20,17Materra Winerymod35000
1
aprvd
Aug 16,17Titus Winery 2mod24000
7850
17
aprvd
Aug 16,17Saddleback Cellarsmod16000
4750
10
aprvd
Aug 15,17Raymond Vineyardsmod
35000
74
aprvd
Jun 7,17Biale Vineyardsmod2000047001330
3
aprvd
May 3,17Beautiful Day Winerynew300002300021000
45
aprvd
May 3,17Flora Springs Winerymod
26100
55
aprvd
Apr 19,17Napa Custom Crushmod300002700
1
aprvd
Apr 5,17Behrens Family WInerymod1000050005800
12
aprvd
Apr 5,17S Whitehall Ln Winerynew100006800
aprvd
Apr 5,17Flynnville Wine Conew40000240009800
21
aprvd
Feb 28,17Benessere Vineyard WInerymod4000
16000
34
Feb 22,17Black Sears Winerymod
6200
13
aprvd
Feb 22,17Bin to Bottlenew250000
5
aprvd
Feb 22,17Fortunati Winerynew12000
aprvd
Feb 1,17Grassi Winerynew2500043003800
8
aprvd
Jan 18,17Sam Jasper Winerynew20000170008800
19
aprvd
Jan 18,17Laura Michael Winesmod
4600
10
aprvd
Jan 4,17Mountain Peak Vineyardsnew1000005000014500199035000
aprvd
Dec 21,16Etude Winerymod150000
54900
118
aprvd
Dec 20,16Baldacci Winerymod200001720012735
2711000
aprvd
Dec 7,16Sleeping Lady Winerynew3000036007730
17
aprvd
Oct 19,16Jessel Prime Solum Wine Tastingnew
35007730
16
aprvd
Oct 19,16McVicar Winerynew
4690
10
aprvd
Oct 19,16Washington St Winerynew3000048009500
21
114aprvd
Sep 21,16Kenzo Estatesmod17000
7550
16
aprvd
Sep 7,16Chanticleer Winerynew10000158003950
98900
aprvd
Sep 7,16Beau Vigne Winerymod600076004500
10
aprvd
Sep 7,16Sleeping Giant Winerynew30000
4700
10
aprvd
Aug 17,16Frogs Leap Winerymod
300043800
92
aprvd
Aug 3,16Yountville Hillnew1000004900025200
5535000
dead
Aug 3,16Taylor Family Vineyardsnew15000
6500
14
aprvd
Jun 15,16Sodhani Winerynew10007150
aprvd
May 18,16Mahoney Winerynew3000094104800
11
aprvd
May 18,16Opus One Winerymod1400005100015800
36
aprvd
May 4,16Canard Vineyardnew10000
3880
8
aprvd
Mar 18,16Girard Winerynew2000003300030460
68
built
Mar 2,163646 SMR Vineyard Winerynew20000110004950
11
aprvd
Mar 2,16Summers Estate Winesmod5000054003500
8
yesaprvd
Feb 17,16Bouchaine Vineyardsmod
640041800
88
aprvd
Jan 20,16Stags Leap Cellarsmod
110005200
11
474aprvd
Jan 20,16Dakota Shy Winerymod1400060005900
13
aprvd
Dec 2,15Tench Winerynew4300066005100
126200yesaprvd
Nov 23,15Ashes and Diamonds Winerymod
-4000
built
Oct 28,15Oat Hill Winerynew
56000
aprvd
Oct 7,15Hudson Winerynew8000066000156400
33133000
aprvd
Sep 16,15Dalla Valle Winerymod
4760
aprvd
Jun 17,15Markham Vineyardsmod129000
2
aprvd
Mar 15,15Melka Winerynew1000061001700
4
435aprvd
Jan 21,15Larkmead Vineyardsmod39000
24000
51
aprvd
Oct 31,14Sawyer Cellarsnew
aprvd
Aug 22,14DiRuocco Winerymod
dead
Jul 16,14LMR Rutherfordnew1000002100018500
41
440aprvd
May 27,14Krupp Winery 2new
300018100
38
380dead
May 21,14Castelucci Winerynew300001250015700
34
460aprvd
May 7,14Titus Vineyardsnew240001450012400
27
178built
Mar 21,14Foley Winerymod20000
244
1
aprvd
Mar 19,14Sinegal Estatemod47000130006780
1513000
aprvd
Feb 19,14Diogenes Ridgenew3000058005920
135800
aprvd
Feb 5,14Silverado Trailnew600002850011520
25
built
Dec 18,13J3 Wine Partners**new80000
10300
23
aprvd
Dec 4,13Theoremmod
11000
aprvd
Nov 20,13Martini Winerymod
2800088000
185
aprvd
Nov 18,13Jamieson Ranchmod
dead
Nov 6,13Latitudenew30000
4700
10
aprvd
Nov 6,13Corona Winerynew1000003100015000
33
150aprvd
Nov 6,13Woolls Ranchnew500001750022600
49
aprvd
Oct 16,13Black Catmod1250037403120
7
aprvd
Oct 9,13Kelly Fleming Winerymod8000
5800
12
dead
Oct 2,13Kitchak Winery 2mod10000
1640
4
aprvd
Oct 2,13Outpost Winerymod20000
4900
11
aprvd
Oct 2,13Fantesca Winerymod
8850
19
aprvd
Oct 2,13Flynnville Wine Conew30000082236185500
396
yesdead
Sep 18,13Darioushmod
40000
aprvd
Aug 21,13Cliff Lede Vineyards2mod40000
1
aprvd
Jul 17,13Dunn Vineyardsmod15000
1000
2
aprvd
Jul 13,13Araujo Estate Winerymod
5800
12
aprvd
Jul 3,13Davis Estatesmod10000170009800
2115500
aprvd
Jun 5,13Honig Winerymod1500001000027600
61
aprvd
Jun 5,13Hartwell Vineyardsmod24000
2100
5
aprvd
Jun 5,13Coquerel Winerynew
40004760
10
260*aprvd
May 1,13White Cottage Ranchmod24000
11000
24
aprvd
Apr 3,13Stags Leap Winerymod
10500
22
aprvd
Mar 20,13Tamber Bey new60000
8460
19
175aprvd
Mar 6,13B-Cellars Winerynew450002750015680
3422946
built
Feb 25,13Bell Wine Cellarsmod20000
30200
64
aprvd
Feb 4,13Reverie Winerymod4200
9000
193700
aprvd
Jan 16,13Arkenstone Vineyards mod12000
6480
14
aprvd
Dec 5,12Trefethen Vineyardsnew3000045007400
16
aprvd
Oct 17,12Odette Winerymod
1660053650
113
aprvd
Sep 5,12Pierret Winerynew20000128002260
510000
aprvd
Jun 6,12Cairdean Winerynew50000350009500
2113000341aprvd
Jun 6,12Krupp Bros Winerynew500001367525000
54
aprvd
Jun 6,12Larkmead Vineyardsnew
9500
aprvd
May 16,12Swanson Winerynew1000004610076000
162
234*aprvd
May 2,12Rombauer Vineyardsmod
87001000
2
180aprvd
Apr 18,12Hall Winerymod
700
aprvd
Mar 21,12Reata Winerymod600000
-3000
4
aprvd
Mar 21,12Envy Winesmod300003500900
2
aprvd
Mar 21,12Cliff Lede Vineyardsmod20000
7200
16
aprvd
Mar 7,12Domaine Carnerosmod
58600
123
aprvd
Mar 7,12Paraduxx Winerymod44000
11900
26
aprvd
Nov 16,11Lodestonenew200001566010900
23655035*aprvd
Oct 19,11Silver Oaks Cellarsmod77500
1
aprvd
Sep 21,11Faust House Winery**new10000
5900
13
aprvd
Sep 21,11Eagle Eye Winerynew3000072006400
14
aprvd
Aug 17,11Chappallet WInerymod
240002400
5
aprvd
Jul 6,11Rassmussen Carnerosmod80000147005500
13
aprvd
Jul 6,11Diamond Heightsmod
4700
10
aprvd
Jul 6,11Shutters Winerynew50000200003000
7
231*aprvd
Jun 1,11Carevan Serai Winerymod
22000112500
237
aprvd
Apr 20,11Continuum WInerymod41600450
122000
aprvd
Apr 6,11Quintessa WInerymod
23900
50
aprvd
Feb 2,11Rogers Winerymod
300006400
13
aprvd
Jan 19,11Rasmussen Winerymod60000
18400
40
aprvd
Jan 5,11Rocca WInery**new20000710022600
48
aprvd
Dec 1,10Vineyard 22 Winerynew10000116002750
610000
aprvd
Oct 6,10CaNani Winerynew480005600017700
3816000365aprvd
Sep 15,10McBride Winerynew250003600250
1
120/ 200*aprvd
Aug 18,10Relic WInerynew20000110006350
142500
built
Aug 4,10Hyde&Sons Winerynew30000125006400
14
aprvd
Aug 4,10MJA Vineyardsmod20000
4200
9
aprvd
Aug 4,10Sinskey Winerymod85000100023800
52
aprvd
Jul 7,10Sandpoint Winerynew30000107003000
7
178*aprvd
Jun 16,10Ceja Winerynew45000216008700
19
170*aprvd
Apr 21,10Wallis Estate Winerynew30000
1700
4
aprvd
Apr 7,10J Cellars Winerynew300002040030600
6515800
built
Apr 7,10Mumm Napa Valleymod
4500
9
aprvd
Jan 20,10Kitchak Winerynew5000
4500
10
built
171
approved/built
total
per year
Capacity
6185030
575468

Area
1482333
137919
Visits/yr
2154774
200485
Trips/d
5585

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