Independent Grape Growers - Paso Robles Area
Gold Members

Recommendation for Memorial for Richard Sauret

Roberta – Bobbie – Weideman thought it would wonderful to have the portion of 101 at Wellsona named after Richard Sauret. So, she sent an email off to Supervisor John Peschong – the following is her request and his response

Dear Supervisor Peschong,

This e-mail to you is in regard to my recommendation that the section of Highway 101 and Wellsona Road in Paso Robles be named to honor Richard Sauret as the Richard Sauret Memorial Highway.

Richard Sauret was truly one of our greatest assets to our farming community for growing grapes and helped establish the Paso Robles AVA as one of the best.

Richard always had time to listen and to reach out to help other growers, like myself, establish and grow quality grapes made into high end wines by some of the best wineries, not only here in Califonia; but, Paso Robles grapes win top accolades in other competitions for the wineries in other states as well.

I have read the California Highways Named Highways and Structures (Index) and it states that “The person being honored should “have provided extraordinary public service or some exemplary contribution to the public good and have a connection” to the community in which the highway or structure is located.”

Richard Sauret was that kind of person.

Please let me know how we can put this petition forward.

I appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Thank you.


Roberta Weideman
Bella Collina Weideman Vineyards

—–Original Message—–
From: Vicki Janssen <>
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Cc: donatoniwinery <>
Sent: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 9:58 pm
Subject: FW: Recommendation for Memorial for Richard Sauret

Hello Roberta,
Supervisor Peschong asked me to get back to you regarding your request to name a portion of Highway 101 after Richard Sauret. This is a nice idea and the state does have a process for naming sections of state highways. You will want to contact one of your state representatives, either Assemblyman Cunningham (805-549-3381) or Senator Monning (805-549-3784). When I worked in the Assembly Office there was a simple form to fill out. You will want to do this asap and you will also want to begin to collect some letters of support. Please let me know once you have started the process and at that time Supervisor Peschong will write a letter of support. Please let me know if you have any questions.

VICKI JANSSEN, Legislative Assistant
First District Supervisor John Peschong
1055 Monterey St., D430
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
(805)781-4491/Fax (805) 781-1350