Milton residents review winery permits, proposed subdivision

By Joe Parker, for Appen Media

MILTON, Ga. — Milton residents got a chance to learn more about upcoming permitting and rezoning requests at Community Zoning Information Meetings March 23.

The Painted Horse Winery and Vineyards, at Bethany Way and Hopewell Road, is seeking three use permits to continue its business model — for agricultural-related activities, to operate as a rural event facility and as a festival indoor/outdoor event space. The Painted Horse is the city’s only farm winery.

The requests have raised the eyebrows of some neighbors who voiced concerns over traffic, safety, noise and other issues at the informational meeting, but the company insists it is not requesting the permits for any new operations. Rather, the winery is coming into compliance with the city.

“There isn’t an intent to change what is happening on the site right now,” Ellen Smith, a representative for the Painted Horse, said.

The permit for “agricultural activities” allows for camps, birthday parties, painting classes and… read the full Appen Media article here.