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Napa County Planning Commission to Re-review Legality of Structures at Bremer Family Winery

March 23, 2020

In the summer of 2017, Napa County sued the winery owners, John and Laura Bremer, over zoning and building code violations, according to the complaint. The lawsuit was settled after the Bremers agreed to pay $271,464 to reimburse the county's legal fees. County officials alleged in their lawsuit the winery had hosted up to 7,800 visitors a year, according to court filings. As part of the settlement, the Bremers agreed to limit visitation to 70 visitors a day - or 3,600 visitors per year. The settlement also allowed them to return to the Planning Commission to legalize structures built without proper permits.