In order to grow wine you need a permit in Sonoma County. On January 21st we put in our paperwork and a check for $399. For us this is basically a statement that we will develop our 1.3 acres that is in compliance with the greading, drainage, vineyard and orchard site development ordinance. Since we have a flat, well drained piece of land this is planting a cover crop.
We received our permit on Febuary 9th…..so we are good to go.