Half Moon Bay Winery’s Award-Winning Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier Blend
This Year's Pumpkin Festival-Label Wine
Most people who attend the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Main Street, look forward to the famous coastal food as much as the world-class art and fabulous entertainment.
Rounding out the experience, festivalgoers will also have the opportunity to sip and savor exceptional wine, as Half Moon Bay Winery returns as the festival’s official wine sponsor.
Honoring this year’s 47th annual Art & Pumpkin Festival is Half Moon Bay Winery’s award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier blend from Redwood Valley in Mendocino County. The wine features a special Pumpkin Festival logo label on the bottle.
Blending in a dash of Viognier imparts a distinctive peach-kernel-and-lychee-fruit nose to the crisp, exuberant pink-grapefruit essence of the Sauvignon Blanc resulting in a succulent and mouthwatering wine. It pairs wonderfully with Dungeness crab, salmon, pastas, poultry, cheeses, and vegetarian entrées.
On the red side, the festival will feature a fabulous Sangiovese Noir, a blend of Sangiovese, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Its robust and rich black wild cherry and ripe berry flavors, plus earthy savoriness from the Syrah and Petite Sirah, fill the mouth with pleasure and combine with rich foods to satisfy the most demanding palate. This wine will pair perfectly with game (wild pig, venison, elk), as well as pork shoulder roast and hot Italian sausages. It will age beautifully for 10 years.
Both wines will be available by the glass at two booths hosted by the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.
The Pumpkin Festival-label Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier blend will also be available by the bottle (to take home) at the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee’s Pumpkin Festival merchandise booth.
Half Moon Bay Winery is owned by Joe Cotchett, a longtime Main Street preservationist. “In creating the Half Moon Bay Winery label, we’ve taken the opportunity to make wines that complement the coast’s signature produce and seafood,” says Joe Cotchett. “Visitors will be able to enjoy pairing coastside wine and food while strolling at the festival.”
The winery’s current releases are two red wines and two white wines with newly designed labels: Fisherman’s Red; Sangiovese ‘Noir’; Coastal Fog White; and Mavericks Sauvignon Blanc.
Half Moon Bay Winery uses grapes from well-established vines grown on California’s North Coast. The wines are available at various coastside retail and restaurant locations: A Grape in the Fog; Cameron’s Inn, Pub & Restaurant; Chez Shea; Coastside Market; Cunha’s Country Grocery Store; Half Moon Bay Fish Market; Half Moon Bay Wine and Cheese; New Leaf Community Market; Norm’s Market; and Sushi Main Street. For information, visit their website at http://www.halfmoonbaywinery.com.