Bella Luna is a small, family-owned, and operated winery specializing in dry-farmed, hand-picked vineyards from the Central Coast. For the past 25 years, Bella Luna has produced terroir-driven wines with a minimalistic approach on the winemaking side. The wines are fermented using indigenous yeasts, and also unfined, and unfiltered. Our focus is on single-vineyard, small batch production of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Tocai Friulano, Arneis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel. The Estate Vineyard and Winery are both a backyard and playground for the third generation, so everything used in both locations is safe to consume, not only for humans but our four-legged friends as well.
"You can make bad wine from good grapes, but you can't make good wine from bad grapes." - Kevin Healey, Owner.
Our Estate vineyard is located just east of the Salinas River in the famous Templeton Gap. Carly's Vineyard was established in 1998 with the planting of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2020 we planted Kevin's Vineyard in Merlot, Dolcetto, and more Cabernet Sauvignon. All dry-farmed, head-trained, and sensibly farmed.
First Date Planted: 1998
Last Date Planted: 2020
Row Orientations: East/ West
Row Spacings: 11 X 7
Trellis Type: Head Trained
Rootstock: Own Rootstock/ St George
Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Dry Farmed
Soil Types: Loam, River Rock, Clay
Slope Description: Hill
Harvest Method: Hand
Cabernet Sauvignon | 2 acres
Cabernet Sauvignon | .5 acres
Merlot | 1 acres
Sangiovese | 2 acres
Other | 1 acres
Press & Accolades
Apr 2022 | 98 pts, Domestic Wine of the Year, 2018 Estate Riserva
Jun 2021 | Double Gold, Best of Class Sangiovese Based Blends, 2017 Estate Riserva
Apr 2021 | 91pts, Best Sangiovese, 2017 Hearthstone Sangiovese