Rancho Guejito Wine Tasting Facility and Event Center


The Rancho Guejito Wine Tasting Facility and Event Center Major Use Permit (MUP) is for the expansion of an existing Small Winery permit to include a new wine tasting facility and an event center along with associated parking lots, outdoor areas, water storage tanks for fire protection, and storm water treatment facilities. The new 4,283-square-foot wine tasting facility would include a wine bar and seating area, offices, restrooms, merchandise display areas, wine storage and refrigeration, a commercial kitchen, and food storage area. Outdoor areas would include a 1,500-square-foot covered patio and lawn area for events. The new event center would include two buildings; a 1,519-square-foot event logistics and lounge suite area and a 3,700 square foot banquet barn. While the project impact footprint is limited to an approximately 5.6-acre area in the southern portion of the MUP boundary, the MUP would specify allowed activities within the remainder of the MUP area, including hayrides, picnicking, or related uses associated with the wine tasting operations. The project site is located at 17224 San Pasqual Valley Road, in the North County Metro Subregional Plan within unincorporated San Diego County. The site is subject to the General Plan Rural Lands Regional Category, Rural Lands 40 (RL-40) Land Use Designation. Zoning for the site is A70 (Limited Agriculture). Comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received no later than February 6, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Please utilize the file links located on this website to view the documents. If needed, hard copies of the documents referenced on the website are available upon request for viewing at the drop-off counter of 5510 Overland Avenue. For further information regarding the operations of Planning and Development Services, please use the information located at the link below or contact the project manager using the contact information on this website:


July 14, 2023 Planning Commission Report

Please direct any questions or formal comments to the project contacts below.

Project Contact: Ashley Smith | Ashley.Smith2@sdcounty.ca.gov | (619) 857-8012

Project Contact: Regina Ochoa | Regina.Ochoa@sdcounty.ca.gov | (619) 323-8090


PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD (December 29, 2022 - February 6, 2023)