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Napa Adopts New Rules For Non-Compliant Wineries

December 05, 2018

Winery or other property owners who cannot understand their permits' provisions can apply by March 29 for a "status determination" - a review and explanation of the existing entitlements. The deadline to apply for a use permit or modification permit will be extended if one or more violations are found. Wineries and other property owners who miss the March 29 deadline must comply immediately within the limits set by their use permit. They cannot apply for a use permit for one year. Tuesday's resolution directs staff to draft an ordinance that requires wineries to report their production levels every July - the number of gallons of wine produced as well as the number of gallons of fruit crushed and juiced over the past year