Tag Archives: cumulative impacts of winery expansion

PRSC on Winery Ordinance hearing May 19th

 “Permit Sonoma has approved nearly double the number of winery/tasting rooms as studied in the 2008 General Plan – 500 vs 239 assumed carrying capacity. From 2000 to 2015 there was a “gold rush” for permits resulting in a 300 %…

 

Hopkins: No winery permit ban

Supervisor Hopkins rolls over for wine industry….again. Seriously no tension between rural and agriculture (alcohol farming)? “I don’t see a tension between rural and agricultural,” Hopkins said. “I really believe that agriculture is part of our rural character and that…

 

Opinion: wine industry permits

Dear Editor: County residents increasingly recognize that a moratorium on new wine industry permits is needed until long-promised tourism event regulations are in place and enforced.  (“Moratorium on wineries sought,” August 7)  Tennis Wick, the head of Permit Sonoma, states…