San Joaquin County planning commissioners approve contested winery
- Notable quotes
"Wineries are good for this area. I have to assume he came here
in good faith." — Planning Commissioner Richard
"When we moved there, we expected to have peaceful, country
living." — Shiyla Creel, West Turner Road resident who lives
across from Abundance Winery
"It's a great economic benefit to the area." — Vern Vierra,
consultant for Kapiniaris family
"We want to make sure it doesn't become a Branson, Mo." —
Fred Daniel, Davis Road resident who lives next door to Kapiniaris
"It appears to be well within the current winery ordinance."
— Katie Patterson, San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
"One thing we don't expect to find in the country is
entertainment." — Brian Donald, East Jahant Road resident who
owns property on Davis Road
"Crime is increasing in the Lodi area. People are drinking more,
and there are more drunks." — Audrey Boyd, Davis Road
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:47 am, Fri Nov 18, 2011.
San Joaquin County planning commissioners voted 3-1 on Thursday
to allow Kapiniaris Vineyards to install a large winery during a
15-year period on Davis Road.
The vote came after nearly a dozen people — most of whom live in
the Davis-Turner road area — spoke against constructing the winery.
Some speakers said they moved to the country for peace and quiet,
not farming operations or entertainment.
Friday, November 18, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:47 am.