Kistler Bodega Ranch Winery/Minor Timberland Conversion Zoning Permit

Kistler Bodega Ranch Winery and Minor Timberland Conversion Zoning Permit
SCH Number: 2010112021
Document Type: MND – Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Lead Agency: Sonoma County

Project Description
Request for 1) a Use permit for a new winery with a maximum annual production capacity of 7,500 cases to include a 18,870 square foot production/processing building with a subterranean barrel storage room, a 1,200 square foot bottling building, a 2,200 square foot case good/mechanical building, and a 2,640 square foot detached related winery-office building. Wine tasting/tours would be by appointment only with participation in industry wide events. No special events, concerts, or weddings are proposed; and 2) a Zoning permit for a minor timber conversion totaling 2.99 acres to remove timber for a portion of the proposed winery facility and future vineyard on 250.60 acres. Total parcel size is 258.24 acres.

Contact Information
Primary Contact:
Traci Tesconi
Sonoma County
(707) 565-1903
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa,   CA   95403-2829

Project Location
County:   Sonoma
City:   Sebastopol
Cross Streets:   Bohemian Highway
Parcel No: 026-120-006; 026-120-007
Township: 6N
Range: 10W
Section: 14
Base: MDB&M
Other Location Info:

Proximity To
Waterways:   Salmon Creek
Land Use: Livestock grazing with single family residence and barns. Zoning: RRDWA (Resource and Rural Development – Agriculture Preserve) B6, 100 acre density, SR (Scenic Resource), VOH (Valley Oak Habitat) / LEA (Land Extensive Agriculture) B6 160 Z (Second Unit Exclusion), BR (Biotic Resource), HD (Historical District), SR (Scenic Resource), VOH (Valley Oak Habitat). General Plan Designation: Resource and Rural Development 100 acres per dwelling unit / Land Extensive Agriculture 160 acres per dwelling unit.

Development Type

Local Action
Use Permit, Other Action

Project Issues
Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife, Landuse, Cumulative Effects, Aesthetic/Visual, Agricultural Land, Air Quality, Archaeologic-Historic, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Forest Land/Fire Hazard, Geologic/Seismic, Minerals, Noise, Population/Housing Balance, Public Services, Recreation/Parks, Septic System, Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading, Solid Waste, Toxic/Hazardous, Traffic/Circulation, Vegetation, Water Quality, Water Supply

Reviewing Agencies (Agencies in Bold Type submitted comment letters to the State Clearinghouse)
Resources Agency; Department of Fish and Game, Region 3; Department of Parks and Recreation; Department of Water Resources; California Highway Patrol; Caltrans, District 4; Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1; Department of Toxic Substances Control; Native American Heritage Commission

Date Received: 11/5/2010   Start of Review: 11/8/2010       End of Review: 12/7/2010