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Decision on Fate of Walt Ranch Could be Determined by San Francisco Appeals Court

October 21, 2019

Napa County wants a state appellate court to re-consider its recent ruling that it failed to properly analyze the environmental impacts of a proposed vineyard development in the hills east of the Napa. One of the arguments is that 500 acres of preserved woodland can offset the loss of greenhouse gas sequestration if trees are cut to develop the property. The dispute is over the plans by vintners Craig and Kathryn Hall, owners of HALL Estates in St. Helena to develop 209 acres of vineyards. Most of the Halls' 2,300 acres would remain undeveloped