Half Moon Bay Winery was established to honor the picturesque reputation of Half Moon Bay. The winery’s varietals — all handcrafted from Monterey and Central Coast grapes — recognize different aspects of the town and the coast.
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.