Dry Creek Valley Store

Dry Creek Valley Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

September 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM

 Fire Station Training Room

 601 Healdsburg Avenue

Healdsburg, CA 95448
38.61635, -122.872412

Meeting Documentation


  1. Opening
    1. Call to Order
    2. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes: Action Items:
    Minutes of regular DCVCAC Meeting July 18, 2019
  3. Public Comments: This time is set aside to receive comments from the public regarding matters of general interest not on the agenda, but related to DCVCAC business. Pursuant to the Brown Act, however, the DCVCAC cannot consider any issues or take action on any requests during this comment period. Each person is usually granted 3 minutes to speak; time limitations are at the discretion of the Chair.
    Each speaker should sign in, and introduce themselves including stating their name and address, and fill out a speaker form.
  4. Correspondence – None
  5. Councilmember Announcements and Disclosures: Information only
  6. Referrals from Permit Sonoma: Action Item — Note:
    Consideration of proposed projects will proceed as follows:
    1. Presentation by project applicant.
    2. Questions by Councilmembers.
    3. Questions and comments from the Public.
    4. Response by applicant, if required.
    5. Comments by Councilmembers.
    6. Resolution, Action, if indicated.

      File Number: UPE18‐0032
      Applicant Name: David Eckert/ZO Wines 
      Owner Name: David Eckert/ZO Wines 
      Site Address: 3232 and 3280 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
      APN: 090‐150‐056 & 090‐150‐060

      Project Description: Request for a Use Permit to modify and existing winery use permit, File NO. UPE98‐0087, by increasing annual production capacity from 600 cases to 5,000 cases, expanding the wine processing facility building, increasing the number of employees from one to 8 full‐time employees and 2 seasonal employees, constructing a tasting room and allowing public wine tasting with food and wine pairings, and retail pre‐packaged food sales seven days a week, during the hours of 10AM to 6PM, and hosting 34 agricultural promotional events per year with outdoor amplified music and sound. Agricultural promotional events wwill end by 10;00PM and include: 8 events for direct sales activities involving 100 people per event; 4 event days for industry‐wide events involving 200 people per event; and 2 agricultural promotional cultural events per year involving 100 people per event. Parking for event attendees will be located on the project site – APN 090‐150‐056 while parking for event employees will be located on adjacent parcel – APN 090‐150‐060, a property owned by ZO Wines LLC.

      ZO Wines LLC is also in the process of completing Lot Line Adjustment File NO. LLA18‐0047 for the purpose of expanding the project site to include the adjacent 13‐acre vineyard and area for the proposed winery/tasting room septic system. Recordation of LLA18‐0047 will result in expanding the project site from 1.35 acres to 15.26 acres in size

      File Number: LLA19‐0036
      Applicant Name:
      Lambert Bridge Winery
      Owner Name:
      Lambert Bridge Investments
      Site Address:
      4085 and 4095 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg

      Project Description: Lot Line adjustment between four ACC parcels, 85.96 acres in size, 5. Acres in size, 2.44 acres in size, and 0.99 acres in size, resulting in four lots, 78.84, 4.68, 2.83, and 8.69 acres in size.

  7. Discussion Items: Action Item – Action if indicated  
    1. Discussion of SLU presentation – County unable to do at our meeting on August 15.
    2. LLA referral for ZO Winery was heard by the DCVA according to Supervisor Gore’s office.
    3. No further information on possible B&B in Lytton & Chiquita area available from Supervisor Gore’s office.
    4. Notification process improvements – asked county to add Bengt Akerlind and remove Mike Tierney from distribution lists.
  8. Agenda Items: Potential projects for future meetings and suggestions for the next DCVCAC Meeting.
  9. Adjournment: Action Item

Council meetings are the held the third Thursday of the month at:
Healdsburg Fire Station Training Room – 601 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA; or City of Healdsburg Council Chambers – 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA

Council meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at Healdsburg Fire Station Training Room, 601 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA or the City of Healdsburg Council Chambers, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA.

SB 343 ‐ Documents Related to Open Session Agendas: Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the DCVCAC regarding any item on this agenda after the posting of this agenda and not otherwise exempt from disclosure, will be made available for public review at 575 Administration Drive Room 100‐A, Santa Rosa, CA, during normal business hours.

Disabled Accommodations: The DCVCAC will make reasonable accommodations for persons having special needs due to disabilities. Please contact DCVCACses@gmail.com at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to ensure the necessary accommodations are made.

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Jen Mendoza

4th District Director

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