The Minoletti family celebrated their new ownership of Barterra Winery Wednesday evening with a tasting menu, hors d'oeuvre and a ribbon-cutting. The winery at 643 Main Street in downtown Half Moon Bay has long been operated by Bart and Mary Colucci, but after their decision to retire, Ginger and Paul Minoletti jumped at the opportunity to take charge.
Being members of the winery’s wine club for 10 years has given them a love of the craft, an appreciation of the business and an understanding of the varieties of wines they want to hold.
“We were nervous at first because the key is having a relationship with the winemakers and the community,” says new owner Paul Minoletti. “But we had help with the transition and have had nothing but support.”
The family plans to bring in new customers and returning locals with a rotating roster of wines, visiting musicians for locals' night on the last Friday of every month, and a possible Pizza Night in the future.
The winery is open Thursday through Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.