Boutique wineries to be exempt from permits
Last updated 3/15/2007 at Noon
Sometime this year, boutique wineries in the unincorporated area of San Diego County will be able to have tasting rooms and retail sales by right.
A 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote February 28, with Supervisor Ron Roberts absent at the time of the vote, directs county staff to return to the supervisors within 120 days with an ordinance which would exempt wineries producing no more than 12,000 gallons per year and on agriculturally-zoned land from discretionary permits.
“This is what we’ve been hoping for,” said Bill Schweitzer, the president of the Ramona Valley Viney...