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Byington Vineyard & Winery

21850 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
(408) 354-1111

Tasting:   Open daily 11 to 5pm
Tasting is complimentary
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
  Wine Caves
Price Range:   $18 to $50 per bottle
Established:   1990
Vineyards:   8 acres
  10,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Byington Vineyard & Winery Description

At 2,000 feet of elevation on the western slope of the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains lies the spectacular 95-acre estate of the Byington family, home of their Italian-style chateau winery and vineyard operation.

The gray stone Italianate villa is surrounded by redwood forests, lush gardens, manicured lawns, and offers extensive mountain and ocean views. The ivy-covered walls, along with the red-tiled roof and multiple dormers, give the appearance of a luxurious inn. There is a second-floor terrace and event rooms that host corporate functions, weddings, dinners and banquets.

The handsome tasting room has heavy beamed ceilings, a rock-walled fireplace, tile floors, and a long comfortable tasting bar. In the back are windows that look in on the winery operation. With an appointment you can take the VIP tour and tasting ($10 per person, 10 person minimum) and visit their underground wine caves. Outside there are picnic and BBQ areas, grassy lawns and the opportunity for a game of bocce ball.

The estate vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir, which, along with their
Bordeaux-style blend, “Alliage,” is their signature wine. Their French-trained winemaker strives for wines that truly represent the grapes’ appellation. He believes a proper texture - or mouth feel - is critical to a wine’s enjoyment. He sources grapes from Santa Cruz Mountain vineyards but also selects fruit from warmer vineyards in Paso Robles and Sonoma. The winery produces Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, a dry Rose, Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc- Viognier blend.

Byington Vineyard & Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Hip & Stylish
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Wine Caves
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Guest House/B&B
Gift Shop
Barrel Sampling
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Byington Vineyard & Winery Reviews

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Beautiful setting, nice tasting room, great staff
grillgod, Milpitas
Very friendly staff and nice tasting room. Beautiful views, BBQ area available, wide selection of wines available. Their Estate Pinot Noirs are my favorites that they produce.

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Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
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What a View
Eagle12, Schaumburg
No complaints here, this is one of the most picturesque places to sip wine and have a picnic. The staff was knowledgeable and encouraged us to explore the winery. The wines were very good we enjoyed their Cab and blends picking up a bottle of Cab. The grounds are well maintained with beautiful views of the surrounding valleys. We would stop back again if we were nearby.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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