Changing Real Estate Trends of Napa Valley Wineries and Vineyards
by Katie Somple
Sep 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
It used to be that a person with some cash or good credit could build a winery and plant a vineyard in the Napa Valley. That was before the mostly level valley floor maxed out and wine business investors headed for the picturesque hillsides. It was before Sierra Club lawsuits, tighter restrictions on erosion control measures, a hillside ordinance, stringent timber conversion requirements, fair share water meters, before blue line stream set-backs, a view-shed ordinance, tri-phase water studies a...
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