Updates & News

Events & Updates

On May 2, 2024, signature-gatherers submitted 777 signatures to the St. Helena City Clerk to qualify the St. Helena Agritourism Initiative for the November ballot. On May 21, 2024, the St. Helena City Clerk, in consultation with the Napa County Elections Office, affirmed that a sufficient number of valid voter signatures had been submitted to qualify the initiative. The St. Helena City Council was informed of this development at their May 28, 2024 meeting, and voted unanimously to authorize an impact study under California Elections Code § 9212.

After reviewing the 9212 study at their June 25, 2024 meeting, the St. Helena City Council voted 5-0 to place the St. Helena Agritourism Initiative (now known as Measure B) on the November 5, 2024 ballot, which will allow Measure B to be decided on by City of St. Helena voters.


The St. Helena Resort is excited to announce that 5th Generation St. Helenan Krisi Raymond is leading the charge for a citizen-led initiative that could put the St. Helena Resort project before voters this fall. The initiative was filed with the St. Helena City Clerk on March 13, 2024. On March 28, 2024, the City of St. Helena issued a Ballot Title & Summary for the St. Helena Agritourism Initiative. For more information on the initiative process, please click here.


Last fall, the applicants behind the St. Helena Resort project also hosted two community meetings on October 25-26, 2023 at the St. Helena High School gymnasium. An invitation to these meetings was mailed to all residents and businesses within the City of St. Helena. We thank the approximately 75 people who attended these meetings -- if you were unable to attend, we hope to connect with you in the future.

These applicant-led meetings were the public’s first of many opportunities to share input on our project.


Packed St. Helena ballot includes hotel, transfer tax, council election, St. Helena Star, July 3, 2024

Voters will decide fate of resort planned at iconic St. Helena winery, The Press Democrat, June 26, 2024

St. Helena City Council passes hotel initiative to voters, St. Helena Star, June 26, 2024

St. Helena City Council faces crucial vote on hotel initiative, St. Helena Star, June 19, 2024

Proposed St. Helena resort qualifies for ballot; city to examine it, The Press Democrat, May 29, 2024

St. Helena hotel petition qualifies for November ballot, St. Helena Star, May 29, 2024

Developers release environmental studies on St. Helena hotel, St. Helena Star, May 22, 2024

Environmental studies coming soon on St. Helena hotel plan, St. Helena Star, May 15, 2024

St. Helena plans to analyze Noble House hotel ballot initiative, St. Helena Star, April 10, 2024

Hotel Spurs Potential Ballot Initiative: City of St. Helena, Napa Valley Patch, March 15, 2024

Developers want St. Helena voters to determine fate of Wine Train/Charles Krug hotel, St. Helena Star, March 14, 2024

Up to 56-room resort proposed near St. Helena may go to voters to decide, The Press Democrat, March 13, 2024

Top 10 St. Helena news stories of 2023, St. Helena Star, December 27, 2023

More details on 52-room resort planned for St. Helena released, The Press Democrat, October 30, 2023

Details revealed for 52-room luxury resort proposed in St. Helena, St. Helena Star, October 26, 2023

EDITORIAL: Krug hotel deserves an open mind, St. Helena Star, October 18, 2023

St. Helena hotel proposal at Charles Krug Winery to be revealed Oct. 25, St. Helena Star, October 12, 2023

Details on St. Helena hotel proposal for Charles Krug Winery to be revealed Oct. 25, The Press Democrat, October 12, 2023