Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare

Half Moon Bay

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Santa Cruz Mountains wineries pour samples amid live music and local-restaurant booths on the bay

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Promotional value expires Nov 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.

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$15 for a wine-festival package for two (a $30 total value)
$29 for a wine-festival package for four (a $60 total value)<p>

Each package includes the following, per person:

  • One wineglass (a $5 value each)
  • 10 tasting tickets (a $1 value each)<p>

On Saturday, November 3, from noon to 4 p.m., the third-annual Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare gathers more than 20 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, including Trout Gulch Vineyards, Dancing Creek Winery, and River Run Vintners, into the Shops at Harbor Village—accessible through the Oceano Hotel & Spa—to tout their wares. Guests exchange two to five tasting tickets for each sample, depending on the vendor, and can purchase bottles of their favorite wines to take home. As they peruse their sipping options, they can also purchase food from the booths of local restaurants, groove to live music, and soak in ocean views. Two nonprofits—Coastside Children’s Programs and American Legion July 4th Fireworks Committee—will also be in attendance, raising funds with kids’ activities and nonalcoholic drinks.

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association

At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.

Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.

Customer Reviews

212 Ratings

Need more food booths!
Raymond M. · August 30, 2013
Very well planned event. Roaring Camp was an excellent location for this venue.
Lamont M. · August 30, 2013
It was a fun event to go to while staying at a beach house in Santa Cruz. It was any revenue to taste some local wines!
Diana S. · June 15, 2013
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    Half Moon Bay

    280 Capistrano Rd.

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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