Bella Luna Estate Winery

Bella Luna: Family winery crafting unique Italian wines, sourcing the best fruit from Central Coast.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About

    Bella Luna stands as a quaint, family-owned winery nestled in the heart of the Central Coast. Over the past 26 years, we've curated a legacy of crafting exquisite, terroir-driven wines with a dedication to minimalistic winemaking. Our dry-farmed vineyards are meticulously hand-picked, showcasing the authenticity of the Central Coast in every bottle.

    At Bella Luna, we take pride in our hands-off approach to winemaking. Our wines undergo fermentation using indigenous yeasts and remain unfined and unfiltered, allowing the true character of the grapes to shine. We specialize in the art of single-vineyard, small-batch production, featuring varietals such as Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel.

    Our Estate Vineyard and Winery serve as both a backyard and playground for the third generation, ensuring that everything utilized in both locations is not only safe for human consumption but also for our beloved four-legged friends. Join us on a journey through the Central Coast, where passion and tradition converge in every sip of Bella Luna's exceptional wines.

    "You can make bad wine from good grapes, but you can't make good wine from bad grapes." - Kevin Healey, Owner.
  • Vineyard Details
    • 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
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 2 acres

    • Cabernet Sauvignon | .5 acres

    • Merlot | 1 acres

    • Sangiovese | 2 acres

    • Other | 1 acres

  • Press & Accolades


    • Aug 2023 | Templeton winery Bella Luna wins prestigious blind-tasting competition two years in a row


    • 2019 Estate Riserva, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, Apr 2023, 98 pts, Platinium, Domestic Wine of the Year, Best Red Wine of Show, Best Super Tuscan
    • 2018 Estate Riserva, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, Apr 2022, 98 pts, Platinium, Domestic Wine of the Year, Best Red Wine of Show, Best Super Tuscan
    • 2013 Estate Riserva - Super Tuscan, Wine Enthusiast, Sep 2017, 91 points, Cellar Selection
    • 2015 Fighter Pilot Red, Zinfandel, Wine Enthusiast, Sep 2017, 92 Points
    • 2013 Estate Riserva - Super Tuscan, Jeb Dunnuck, Sep 2017, 91 Points
    • 2016 Bella Bianca, Jeb Dunnuck, Sep 2017, 90 Points
    • 2013 Barbera, Jeb Dunnuck, Sep 2017, 91 Points
    • 2013 Barbera, SF Wine Competition, Jan 2017, DOUBLE GOLD
    • 2013 Barbera, Amador Barbera Festival, Jun 2016, 2nd place out of 650 Barbera's