Winery & Farm Brewery Ordinance

Project Description

The proposed project consists of a revision to the existing Winery Ordinance that regulates wineries located in unincorporated Placer County. The existing Winery Ordinance consists of Section 17.56.330 (Wineries) and Section 17.04.030 (Definitions) of the Placer County Code. Generally, the proposed amendments include the following substantive changes:

  • Redefine the term "Events."
  • Define the term "Farm Brewery."
  • Modify the minimum parcel size.
  • Create a table outlining special event allowances and maximum capacity at certain types of events.
  • Clarify the hours of operation.
  • Update the standards for potable water and waste disposal.
  • Update the standards for access.
  • Add wineries as an allowable land use by-right in the Resort zone district.

Environmental Impact Report Process

Placer County is the lead agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Winery and Farm Brewery Zoning Text Amendment Project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Section 15082.

Notice of Preparation

A Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an EIR is to provide responsible agencies and interested persons with sufficient information in order to enable them to make meaningful comments regarding the scope and content of the EIR.

Notice of Preparation - Posted October 18, 2017 (PDF)

In addition to the opportunity to submit written comments, an NOP scoping meeting will be held to inform interested parties about the proposed project and to give State agencies and the public an opportunity to provide comments on the scope and content of the EIR. The NOP scoping meeting will be held on November 1, 2017, starting at 6 p.m., at:
Planning Commission Hearing Room
3091 County Center Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

More Information

See the Winery and Farm Brewery page for more information regarding the project.