Northern California is known as wine country throughout the world. While Half Moon Bay isn’t in Napa Valley, there are many winemakers producing exceptional wines with grapes from the famed valley to the north and other regions in the area. Being such a culinary-centered town, every Half Moon Bay winery is a great addition to the food and beverage scene here, and make for great things to see while visiting.
La Nebbia Winery, located in the hills above Half Moon Bay, is a no exception in the quality of wine they produce, and the pleasant experience they offer. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just enjoy the occasional glass with dinner, you’ll love exploring this small establishment and their great knowledge about the age-old craft of making wines.
The History of La Nebbia Winery
La Nebbia Winery production dates back to 1934 when John Gemello brought his winemaking expertise of Italy to the Santa Clara Valley in California and produced fine red wines with locally grown grapes. In the 70s that same winery was relocated to Half Moon Bay and renamed Obester Winery. The Gamello label was expanded to produce Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese and sparkling wines. As the millennium turned over, so did the winemaking at this winery. Kendyl Kellogg returned to Gemello’s roots, renaming the winery once again to its current name, La Nebbia Winery, and producing those full bodied reds inspired by the motherland.
La Nebbia Wines
La Nebbia’s tasting room is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM. A classic five-wine flight is a mere ten dollars and comes with light snacks, as well as the complementary glass to take home. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful outdoor area with bocce ball. If you would like to tour the winery you can do so by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead. Here are some of the wines you can taste and buy when you visit La Nebbia Winery
- 2009 Chardonnay, Sonoma County
- California Sparkling Wine
- 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast
- 2012 Riesling, Santa Ynez Valley
- 2010 Merlot, Paso Robles
- 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
- 2011 Pinot Noir, California
- 2012 Zinfandel, Lodi
Dessert Wines & Ports
- 2013 Orange Muscat
- 2013 Black Muscat
Barrel to Bottle at La Nebbia Winery
Keeping to this winery’s tradition of engaging the local community as they make their delicious wines, La Nebbia Winery offers Barrel to Bottle Days throughout the year. People are welcome to come with their empty jugs and bottles and fill them up with premium wines at an economical price. There are still 3 days left to enjoy this great treat this year, so try to catch them on November 7th for white wine, or November 14th and December 5th for red wine. Enjoy a tasting while you’re there!
La Nebbia Winery is a stable foodie establishment in Half Moon Bay and is sure to round out your eating and drinking experience nicely while you are in the area. Aside from their delicious wines, they are also located on a beautiful property that is a treat to enjoy when you visit.
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