SANTA ROSA -- Celebrity restaurateur Guy Fieri is hoping to open a wine tasting room on the site of a five-acre Sonoma County vineyard he bought last year.
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports (http://bit.ly/XtxbHI) that the star of the Food Network series "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" has submitted plans for the project, which the county has to review for its potential impact on local traffic and noise.
Fieri's application states that in addition to the tasting room and a commercial kitchen, the Santa Rosa property would host up to 14 large events a year and be built in an Italian style.
Fieri tells the newspaper that he sold the vineyard's pinot noir grapes to two area winemakers last year, but hopes to create a family label that he would name after his sons.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com