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Eagle vineyard compromises with neighbors to resolve event space drama

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jun 12, 2024

EAGLE, Idaho — Bruneel Vineyards in the Eagle foothills was the subject of debate at a city council meeting on Tuesday, June 11 after the vineyard made a proposal to become an event space.

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At the meeting neighbors were outspoken about their worries of an increase in noise and light in their area, as well increased traffic.

After a public comment session which lasted hours, owner Steve Bruneel ultimately withdrew the request for a formal event center.

Bruneel did, however, receive approval to open a winery and tasting room in a compromise that included several requirements.

No loud music will be allowed at the winery and Bruneel will have to build an on-site parking lot with at least 88 spots for wine-tasting guests.

Other requirements include the following:

  • No events should be less than 150 feet from the edge of the property.
  • Parking will be prohibited on Homer Rd and Gooder John Ln.
  • Operating hours will be seven days a week with Sunday-Thursday being open from 10 am to 8 pm and Friday-Saturday staying open later, from 10 am to 10 pm.