Please note the following information is from the 2018 event although the dates are correct for 2019.
Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2019 event.

Half Moon Bay Winery’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from Redwood Valley

This Year's Pumpkin Festival-Label Wine

Most people who attend the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20 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.

2018 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Wine Label
Honoring this year’s 49th annual Art & Pumpkin Festival is Half Moon Bay Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Viognier from Redwood Valley in Mendocino County.

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.

Half Moon Bay Winery's 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from Redwood Valley is this year's Pumpkin Festival label wine. Honoring the 49th year of the festival, this Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Viognier is brisk and full of citrus zest. Great with seafood, such as fresh Dungeness crab, this Sauvignon Blanc is full and enchanting, and the aromas are zesty with lychee and pink grapefruit in the nose.

On the red side, the festival will feature Half Moon Bay Winery's Noir, a 2014 Sangiovese from Redwood Valley.  As in every B movie you ever swooned over, this Sangiovese blend evokes mystery and drama, like the slanted shadows of venetian blinds played across a rumpled bed. Blended from grapes that were hand picked off the knobby old limbs of Mendocino County vines... after sundown. It's moody, dark, louche – irresistible, really, in its overtly cheeky way, and insincerely sorry for its audacity.

Both wines will be available by the glass at two booths hosted by the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

festival wine, mugs, pins

The Pumpkin Festival-label Sauvignon Blanc 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: 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

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Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 19-20, 2019 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA