Half Moon Bay is a place of unrivaled beauty, nestled between the noble Santa Cruz Mountains and the powerful Pacific Ocean. Because of its geographic isolation, Half Moon Bay and the surrounding Coastside have not changed dramatically over the years. It is truly an area time forgot – with vast expanses of colorful agriculture land, protected open spaces, unspoiled beaches and vistas and the quaint, friendly ambiance of Main Street.
It is also an area rich in history, owing its strong sense of community to the peoples who migrated from foreign lands to settle on the Coastside, including those from Spain, Mexico, Chile, Portugal and Italy. They were primarily farmers, whalers, fishermen, dairymen, lumbermen and later rum runners.
Half Moon Bay is the oldest settlement in San Mateo County, dating back to the 1840’s. Traces of its past are visible in the many historic buildings that line Main Street and in the fields of flowers, pumpkins, Brussels sprouts and artichokes that have for decades surrounded the small seaside town.
Half Moon Bay Winery was established to honor the picturesque reputation of Half Moon Bay. The winery’s varieties — all handcrafted from North Coast grapes — recognize different aspects of the town and the coast.
Half Moon Bay Winery has been honored to be the official wine of the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival the past seven years and the annual commemorative bottle with a specially designed label currently is for sale at retail outlets.
The Cotchett Family, Proprietor
Half Moon Bay Winery
700 Mill Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
The owner, Joe Cotchett, welcomes inquires and comment at:
Vinted and bottled by Lake Mendocino Wine Cellars, Ukiah, California
Text and artwork © 2003-2010 Half Moon Bay Winery.