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Bella Luna Winery

1850 Templeton Road
Templeton, CA 95465

Tasting:   Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 to 5:00pm and by appointment
Complimentary Tasting
  Model plane collection
Price Range:   $32 to $40 per bottle
Established:   2001
Vineyards:   Four acres
  1100 cases
Winery Dog:   Saddy & Bella

Bella Luna Winery Description

Bella Luna Winery’s tasting room welcomes you to enjoy their finely crafted wines, and also provides you with some insight into the passion and past of the winery’s founders. Some would say that Bella Luna Winery started 38 years ago in the hearts and minds of its founders, Kevin Healey and Sherman Smoot.  Kevin had just returned from honorably serving his country in Vietnam and Sherman training as a Navy fighter pilot preparing to go to Vietnam 

The two were best friends growing up and pursued different career paths after the war, but found each other again in Paso Robles and realized that they had both developed a passion for wine built upon 35 years of both making and consuming wines.  Today this passion is exemplified at Bella Luna Winery. 

Gazing around the tasting room, you notice artistically hung fighter planes that just might start having gun wars amidst the adjacent wine barrels at any moment.  The planes are a joy to admire as you work your way through the red wine focused tasted menu, or if you prefer, you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the view while you sip their wines.

Bella Luna Winery focuses on small lot production of wines with unique character.  Kevin and Sherman concentrate on Italian varietals, their blends and single varietal production and Kevin and Sherman provide all of the labor and skills necessary to craft the winery’s annual vintage.  All of the fruit utilized to produce their wines is dry farmed and harvested by hand. 

Bella Luna Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Picnic Sites
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Bella Luna Winery Reviews

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Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Great Reds and Friendly
JChristoph, Lemoore
Great wines, also very friendly staff. The Tempranillo was one of my favorites. Very military friendly, even has a wine called "Fighter Pilot Red."

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Great Tempranillo
Amy, Lake Forest
This winery is definitely worth a trip off the beaten path. Bella Luna has the best Tempranillo that I have had in years, enjoy!

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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