Winery and farmstand approved for North County

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors on Tuesday approved a winery and farm stand to be spread over 35 acres on Green Valley Road halfway between Templeton and Highway 1.

Landscaper Joe Mistretta and his family bought the rights to build in 2009. He plans to hold 12 events yearly with no more than 150 people, convert an existing storage building to a farm stand, and, eventually, build a winery at 8345 Green Valley Road.

Approval was delayed from February because of a squabble over water rights with a neighbor. The participants worked out a compromise.

The vote was 5-0.

-Bob Cuddy