Proposed Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for Wineries

The State Water Board is developing General WDRs for winery process water (Winery Order) that addresses land discharge of process water from wineries, grape juice storage facilities, and wine distillation facilities (hereafter collectively referred to as wineries). The Winery Order will be applicable statewide and is intended to streamline and improve permitting consistency.

The State Water Board will continue to engage the public and stakeholders as part of the Winery Order development process and this website will be updated with related documents and public meetings as they become available.

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On November 16, 2020, E&J Gallo Winery and members of the Wine Institute met with Board Vice Chair Dorene D’Adamo to discuss information on the draft Winery Order.

On November 16, 2020, members of the Wine Institute met with Board Member Laurel Firestone to discuss information on the draft Winery Order.

On August 21, 2020, Jackson Family Wines met with Board Chair Joaquin Esquivel to present information on the draft Winery Order.

Please email to obtain the above ExParte materials.

On July 3, 2020, State Water Board transmitted the draft Winery Order to the public for comment and additionally noticed a July 22 public workshop, and the future proposed adoption of the draft Winery Order. The draft Winery Order incorporates feedback from stakeholders on the 2019 administrative draft documents.

If you have questions on the draft Winery Order, please contact staff at (916) 341-6904 or


On February 11, 2019, the State Water Board transmitted an administrative draft of the Winery Order to the public for informal comments; the informal comment period closed April 5, 2019.

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