Final environmental impact review for Project 8 Winery in Penryn available for public review
Published on March 28, 2023
The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency on Friday released a final environmental impact report for the Project 8 Winery proposal in Penryn.
The proposed project from applicant BEM Inc. (representing Lecavalier Cellars) would develop a full-production winery, producing 50,000 cases of wine annually on 17.96 acres of a 44-acre parcel at 7615 Callison Road in Penryn.
The project includes a 26,000-square-foot processing and warehouse building used for wine production and bottling, product storage, supply storage and equipment storage. The application also calls for a multi-level (75-foot-tall) 29,250 square-foot octagon building on top of an underground wine cave. The upper levels of the octagon building consist of a tasting room, accessory restaurant and other associated facilities.
The proposed project would require county approval of a conditional use permit for the winery development and operation and a zoning text amendment that would allow the octagon building to be built at a height of 75 feet.
The final environmental impact report responds to letters received during the comment period and during the Dec. 15 Planning Commission meeting, as well as minor revisions to the draft version of the EIR and mitigation monitoring and reporting program.
The current version of the report is now available online at https://www.placer.ca.gov/7767/Project-8-Winery and the following locations:
- Community Development Resource Center public counter, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn
- Placer County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, 2954 Richardson Drive, Auburn
- Roseville Public Library, 225 Taylor Street, Roseville
- Rocklin Public Library, 4890 Granite Drive, Rocklin
- Loomis Library and Community Center, 6050 Library Drive, Loomis
The proposed Project 8 Winery will be presented March 28 at the Horseshoe Bar/Penryn Municipal Advisory Council and April 3 at the Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council for recommendation to the Planning Commission. In addition, Placer County is hosting a virtual community meeting April 5 to solicit feedback on the proposed height limit exception, proposed as part of the requested entitlements for the Project 8 Winery project.
Staff is slated to present the project to the Planning Commission with an opportunity for public comment April 27. The project would then need a final approval from the Board of Supervisors.
The public can request additional information by email at email@example.com or by phone at 530-745-3000. Information can also be requested via U.S. Mail at:
Community Development Resource Agency
Environmental Coordination Services
3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190
Auburn, CA 95603