- St. Jorge Winery application at a glance
Owner: Vernon and Jenise Vierra.
Location: 22769 N. Bender Road near Taddei Road, Acampo. It is west of Lower Sacramento Road between Acampo and Peltier roads.
Acres: 14.47-acre parcel; expansion takes up 2 acres.
Expansion details: 5,652-square-foot wine garden consisting of a stage, dining and seating area, 300-square-foot commercial kitchen, 1,600-square-foot storage building, 336-square-foot wine storage building, 288-square-foot patio.
Marketing events: Increase from four to 24 per year, with each event accommodating 150 people. The maximum number of guests allowed was 25.
— Source: San Joaquin County
- Watts Trust expansion approved with no opposition
The San Joaquin County Planning Commission unanimously approved an application by Watts Trust to expand the production capacity of wine from 36,000 gallons per year to 200,000 gallons.
The winery is at the southeast corner of Victor and Locust Tree roads.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Before a packed house of more than 50 people, the San Joaquin County Planning Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow St. Jorge Winery to have more public events and add buildings.
The vote came despite several protests from neighboring property owners who complained about noise, traffic and other issues at the Acampo winery.
Friday, September 21, 2012 12:00 am.