July – August 2014
Calling all Carlsbad Residents!
Carlsbad City Council is meeting July 22nd at 6:00pm
to discuss allowing urban wineries in Carlsbad Village districts 5 & 6.
Although wine tasting rooms and bottle shops are allowed in districts 5 & 6 of Carlsbad Village, wineries are not. What’s the difference? Being able to make wine. Help support Carlsbad City Council in allowing urban wineries in Carlsbad Village districts 5 & 6 by..
Coming to the City Council meeting and speaking
Signing a “Resident Letter of Support”
(download here: ResidentLetterSupport / send letter to email@example.com)
Signing the petition here
Where are districts 5 & 6 within the Carlsbad Village?
See a map of the districts here: VillageDistricts
Why Districts 5 & 6? are other districts already approved?
Although there are other districts in the village that are currently zoned for urban wineries, there are no buildings compatible for a winery. We have explained to the planning commission that an urban winery needs appropriate buildings in order to function as a winery (ie: high ceilings, fork lift access, square footage,etc) and there are no buildings in the currently approved districts with these requirements. Districts 5 & 6 are currently industrial and have many buildings that would be compatible for urban wineries. This is why the planning commission (and Carruth Cellars as a “applicant sponsor”) are asking the city to re-consider the district zoning.
What are the current concerns from residents and the city?
During the meeting with the planning commission that was open to the public in June, a few concerns were highlighted by local residents. One being odor and one being noise. The residents and City Council are concerned that wine making will cause an unpleasant odor in the community and create new and undesired loud noise during operation. WE NEED TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!
- All wine making is done within the facility. There is little to no odor during production, and the fermenting grape odor that does occur is contained within the facility and would not be noticeable by neighbors.
- Wine production only happens 4-8 weeks of the year.
- The only noise cause by wine production is the sound of a forklift and/or trucks making deliveries (approx. 6-8 times a year)
Help us inform the neighborhood that wine making is not a smelly noisy process!
We’re bottling wine all weekend!
Come by the winery to see the magic and sip on the good stuff!
Although there are no tastings on the bar during bottling,
we welcome you to enjoy a glass of wine, or a bottle to share!
* Wine Club members, have no fear. We realize you are missing out on your free tastings on days like today, so all wine club members get 1/2 OFF glasses. Come in and choose your favorite wine and get a glass for just $5 and watch the bottling magic
Bottling Volunteer schedule is full!
Interested in being added to the Volunteer Mailing List for future bottling and crush?
email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the list!