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Half Moon Bay Wine Tasting

Half Moon Bay Wine Tasting and Wineries

Half Moon Bay’s primary winemaker, Half Moon Bay Winery, produces four varieties — all handcrafted from North Coast grapes — that are intended to celebrate the different aspects of the town and the coast.

Half Moon Bay Wineries and Wine Tasting

Half Moon Bay Winery

700 Mill Street, Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 245-8033

La Nebbia Winery—formerly known as  the Obester Winery

12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-9463

Their tasting room is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Ridge Vineyards

17100 Montebello Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014    (408) 867-3233

Located 32 miles away from Half Moon Bay, Ridge Vineyards is known for its exceptional single-vineyard wines. So exceptional, the Daily Meal recently named it the #1 winery in America.
  
    


Click here for wineries in Santa Cruz (49 miles south) 

Click here for wineries in Napa Valley (85+ miles north)
  
  
  
  
  
  

 

What’s on Tap

Events

Half Moon Bay Festivals & Events:

Coastside Summer Camp Fair at New Leaf Community Market

A perfect opportunity for families to learn about different local summer camp options for children of all ages. 

The HEAL Project Presents 7th Annual Spring Ahead

March 29th, 2017— This fabulous strolling supper created by the finest chefs on the San Mateo County Coast.

Discover the Secrets of Pescadero Marsh with guided walks

Highway 1, 1/4 mile north of Pescadero Road.  Pescadero Marsh docents lead nature walks in the marsh twice a month: First Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., and Third Sunday of the month at 1 p.m.

4th Annual Coastal Wildflower Day

A day-long festival celebrating the return of spring wildflowers and the start of California Native Plant Week.

Pacific Coast Dream MachinesApril 30, 2017 – 10am to 4pm

Rare and custom cars, motorcycles, military aircraft, and tractors at Pacific Coast Dream Machines in Half Moon Bay, California.

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.

 

Attractions

Top Attractions:

Christmas Tree Farm Locations

Getting Your Family’s Christmas Tree Can Become a Cherished Family Memory and the Beginning of a New Family Tradition!

Winter is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino—Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.

Whale WatchingWhale Watching December through May

Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385

Oceanic Society provides boat tours to view the gray whales as they swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds.

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.

 

 

Advisories

The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging—especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn more about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.