Winemaking Calculators
Featured Wines
Promotional Tools
Wine Industry Events
New companies to directory
  • China Bend Vinyard
  • oakwood winery pvt Ltd
  • Winesave
  • Gourmet Aficionado
  • Tosca Wine Partners

Judge Rules Napa County Violated No California Environmental Laws In Approving Walt Ranch

Mar 12, 2018

(WBM) - A judge has ruled Napa County violated no California environmental laws when it approved a hillside vineyard development east of Napa.

Environmentalist groups and a subdivision filed the lawsuits in January 2017, about a month after Napa County approved the development of 209 acres of vineyard on Walt Ranch. Craig and Kathryn Hall, owners of Hall Wines in St. Helena, have owned the 2,300-acre property for more than a decade.

The plaintiffs, who argued their case in separate lawsuits, included Living Rivers Council and the Center for Biological Diversity, two environmental groups, as well as Circle Oaks County Water District, a water district serving a subdivision adjacent to the Walt Ranch. 

Share: Delicious Digg StumbleUpon Reddit Furl Facebook Google Yahoo Twitter


Leave a comment