Bella Luna Estate Winery
Bella Luna Estate Winery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 24 years, Bella Luna has produced terroir-driven wines with a minimalistic approach to winemaking. The wines are fermented using indigenous yeasts from the vineyard and are not fined or filtered. 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.
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  • Ed D
    Marietta, Georgia45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tasting at Bella Luna
    This is our groups number one Winery to visit. Nicole and her husband make this fun and educational. They have some of the top wines available. It is a sit-down with family. I could not ask for a better tasting. Their wines include Fighter Pilot Red, Rotor Head Red, and Estate Riserva to name a few. We love this winery.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 July 2023
  • margaretgV4753NK
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bella Luna a must visit on your wine tasting route.
    Had a lovely experience yesterday at Bella Luna. The winemaker was a fountain of knowledge and very personable. The wines were delicious, especially the Barbera. I brought a few bottles home. This lovely tasting room should definitely be a stop on your wine tasting route.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Donna C
    84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly Family Winery with Great Wines!
    We love Bella Luna! They not only make the most wonderful wines, but strive to establish personal relationships with their regular patrons & members. The grounds are lovely and the large patio used for events is beautiful and comfortable. We spent a long time trying the then very few Sangioveses in the Central Coast area and then discovered Bella Luna - our search ended right there. Happily, their other varietals are just as magnificent! We also appreciate their ongoing commitment to dry farming and to the support of families of fighter pilots in need.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and support, Donna! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our wines and the atmosphere at our Bella Luna Estate Winery. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciate our commitment to dry farming and supporting important causes. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Cheers
    Written 17 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 May 2024
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Donna C
Port Townsend, WA84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We love Bella Luna! They not only make the most wonderful wines, but strive to establish personal relationships with their regular patrons & members. The grounds are lovely and the large patio used for events is beautiful and comfortable. We spent a long time trying the then very few Sangioveses in the Central Coast area and then discovered Bella Luna - our search ended right there. Happily, their other varietals are just as magnificent!

We also appreciate their ongoing commitment to dry farming and to the support of families of fighter pilots in need.
Written 15 May 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind words and support, Donna! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our wines and the atmosphere at our Bella Luna Estate Winery. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciate our commitment to dry farming and supporting important causes. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Cheers
Written 17 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephen C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Bella Luna is simply a fantastic group of people who happen to make a superb wine. Highest recommendation possible, hard to pick a favorite, all exceptional
Written 11 April 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Stephen! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our wines and had a fantastic experience with us at Bella Luna Estate Winery. Cheers!
Written 17 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

margaretgV4753NK
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Had a lovely experience yesterday at Bella Luna. The winemaker was a fountain of knowledge and very personable. The wines were delicious, especially the Barbera. I brought a few bottles home. This lovely tasting room should definitely be a stop on your wine tasting route.
Written 30 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ed D
Marietta, GA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This is our groups number one Winery to visit. Nicole and her husband make this fun and educational. They have some of the top wines available. It is a sit-down with family. I could not ask for a better tasting. Their wines include Fighter Pilot Red, Rotor Head Red, and Estate Riserva to name a few. We love this winery.
Written 24 July 2023
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Nichole H
Templeton, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lovely family run winery - tho I am bias - Very passionate and dedicated. Enjoy family stories while you taste through the wines in a relaxing laid back atmosphere.
Written 22 April 2023
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hawaiianlove1386
Fremont, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I highly recommend Bella Luna! The tasting was wonderful and all of the employees were clearly extremely dedicated and enthusiastic about their wines and work. Chris did our tasting and even showed us around the winery as well as the inner workings of the winery. The wines were wonderful and the property is gorgeous. You should definitely pay them a visit! You'll be happy you did.
Written 1 September 2022
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Ed D
Marietta, GA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
A fantastic find. We came to Bella Luna a couple of years ago and brought a group of 11 back with us because we loved it. We ended up getting 3 wine club memberships. Their wine Fighter Pilot Red and Rotor Head Red are great wines. This place is so much fun to do a tasting. It is a family owned Winery that the family takes care of it all. Nicholas ran out tasting and did an expert job. You cannot miss visiting this winery and we will be back.
Written 9 August 2021
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Sharon Walker
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
My friend is from Missouri and I am from Texas and we decided to take a road trip to California and this was a nice place to visit off the beaten path. We enjoyed our time with Mr. Jim as we got to sit and drink wine and talk with him and learn about the winery and his family. It was a chill time and very laid back and relaxing. If you're looking to have a relaxing time, this is the place! I've been on tours where people are herded around, this is not the place. I really enjoyed this winery. It was worth the money and time for us.
Written 28 January 2021
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Htown77
Santa Rosa, CA113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
If you are looking for small production Italian varietals, this is the place to visit. Family owned and operated, producing small lots of BIG flavorful wines. I love the Sangiovese Grosso! Big, bold, beautiful, and ready to pair with any red sauce or BBQ'd steak. Truly friendly folks running this place. Stop in some time for a taste and take a few bottle with you. Support these small places that make wonderful wines.
Written 2 April 2018
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Thetipsydutchman
Pflugerville, TX353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I LOVE Italian varietals so I stopped by Saturday afternoon. You get fully engrossed in the wine making process while in the tasting room. Wine, grapes, fruit flies, and workers coming and going. I loved it. Usually the wine making process is off site or not close to the tasting room but while tasting at Bella Luna you are in it.
It is the definition of family run winery. Everyone does their part for the business. It’s always enjoyable having a conversation with the actual people that have a hand in making the wines. Their wines are amazing. The property does have a Tuscan Villa vibe which is very nice and welcoming. Very easy winery to get to in Templeton. If you love Italian wines or just wine Bella Luna is a must visit.
Written 31 October 2017
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