Sine Qua Non is a premier organic winery that owns four Estate vineyards along California’s Central Coast. Jensen Design & Survey, Inc. provided entitlement permitting, engineering, and construction survey services for their new 12,500 square foot state-of-the-art wine making facility in Oak View, California. The facility contains designated areas for grape crushing, fermentation, barrel storage, case goods storage, offices, and a quality control laboratory.

The project required a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the County of Ventura and a sewer main extension from Ojai Valley Sanitary District which triggered Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) review and approval. JDS engineering services included grading and storm-water plans, utilities, and were modified during the design process to include an onsite farm manager’s house. Due to the project’s location and nature of operation, special attention was required in negotiating project conditions for the CUP. In lieu fees for road improvements were proposed and significantly reduced through negotiations with County of Ventura Transportation.