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Portola Valley winery seeks tasting room permit

Original post made on May 24, 2019

The economics of the wine business and preserving open space are a couple of key considerations facing Neely Wine and the town of Portola Valley in the winery's effort to open a tasting room on its property.

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6 people like this
Posted by Craig B
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Best of luck Kirk, Holly, Simon, and Lucy


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Posted by Kevin L
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 25, 2019 at 9:03 am

A Neely tasting room and place for events would be a great addition to the community. Wishing you great success and hoping the town does not impose restrictions that kill the deal. Re Commissioner's comment about tasting by appointment only; are there concerns about roaming bands of hooligan-wine-tasters invading PV? Surviving in this competitive market is challenge enough without unreasonable roadblocks. The idea should be celebrated, not choked.


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Posted by Vines!
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on May 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Grrrrr


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Posted by Housing advocate
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Jun 1, 2019 at 11:47 pm

Well a tasting room sounds interesting. But considering the added traffic, fire hazards, pollution, traffic etc., should the winery provide some low cost housing on site for local workers such as vintners, horticultural experts, pickers, bottlers, and those working at the events?

The Town is asking other employers to house their workforce and these are not folks on the scenic corridor. There is a real push to add housing state wide. Maybe that would be a nice compromise. Housing on site in exchange for a change to permitted use. Local business really should step up and support housing for their workers. This business seems an ideal place to start. Next we could look to Roberts a CWA for some housing support to their workforce. I know some local business folks already do support with on site housing.


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