Bella Luna Winery started some 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 was training as a Navy fighter pilot preparing to do the same. Having grown up together as best friends in the Paso Robles AVA, they shared a passion for wine.
Today, Bella Luna Estate Winery is a small family winery focuses on Italian varietals, making small lot productions of premium red wine it is located on five acres in the Templeton gap area of the famous Paso Robles AVA.
The winemaking style includes dry-farmed vines and natural (wild) yeast fermentation. Kevin and Sherman grew up around these natural winemaking practices, which they continue to use today. They believe it further enhances the wines character and are delighted to be able to share these sought after fine wines with friends and enophiles.