Bella Luna Estate Winery

Bella Luna is a small, family winery focusing on small lot of unique red and white varietals.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Bella Luna is a small, family-owned, and operated winery specializing in dry-farmed, hand-picked vineyards from the Central Coast. For the past 23 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.
  • 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
  • Varieties Grown
    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 2 acres

    • Cabernet Sauvignon | .5 acres

    • Merlot | 1 acres

    • Sangiovese | 2 acres

    • Other | .5 acres

  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • Jun 2021 | Double Gold, Best of Class Sangiovese Based Blends, 2017 Estate Riserva
    • Apr 2021 | 91pts, Best Sangiovese, 2017 Hearthstone Sangiovese
    • Sep 2017 | 91 pts, Cellar Selection, 2013 Estate Riserva – Super Tuscan
    • Sep 2017 | 92 Pts, 2015 Fighter Pilot Red, Zinfandel

    Accolades

    • 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