Board of Supervisors approve Anselmo Vineyards rezone

Sep 30, 2014 4:07 PM by News Staff

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to rezone 30-acres of Anselmo Vineyards for commercial recreation, including plans for a boutique, hotel and spa.

The vote is a move to make some of the buildings within the vineyard legal -- the buildings that were constructed over the last six years had no permits.

In discussions leading up to the vote the Board of Supervisors said if the buildings on the vineyard are not rezoned the issue will go back to court and the fees could exceed $30 million, compared to $1.3 million.

The Supervisors voted 3-2 for the rezone, with Supervisors David Kehoe and Leonard Moty voting against the change.

Trish Clarke, former Shasta County Supervisor and current consultant for Reverge Anselmo, gave Action News Now a statement over the phone saying Anselmo felt there was a vendetta against him by the planning and zoning commission -- and he would do anything just to get away from Shasta County, and the entire state.

Reverge Anselmo has since been living in an estate on the East Coast -- his consultant tells Action News Now he put the $30 million "Anselmo Vineyards" up for auction to get a speedy sale.

The 2400 acre winery and cattle farm is set to be auctioned off on October 23rd, with multiple qualified buyers who are already interested in acquiring the land.

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