The East County Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) has renewed a conditional use permit for Crooked Vine Winery, allowing it to expand the number of events it annually hosts and the size of its event center at 4948 Tesla Road.
The 2.8-acre property is located 340 feet east of Buena Vista Avenue.
The BZA met on June 27 in Pleasanton, and approved the expansions on a 2-0 vote, with Chairperson Frank Imhof absent. Voting for the application were Derek Eddy and Steven Beyer.
The new permit allows Crooked Vine to raise the current limit on room capacity from 49 to 175 people, and to increase the number of annual events from 15 to 75.
Crooked Vine’s attorney, Matt Ford, told the board that the winery voluntarily agreed to a cap of 75 events, but he did not expect the number of events to go that high.
Staff recommended approval. The staff report said Crooked Vine must shut down noise by 10 p.m. Ford said that foam has been installed in an indoor area where music is played.
During the previous conditional permit period, which began in 2009, there were no noise complaints. The permit expired in March 2019.
The Planning Department notifies property owners within 1,000 feet of a site, but no one from the public spoke.