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Byington Vineyard and Winery

Address
21850 Bear Creek Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95033
United States
Tasting Charge: 
Yes
Thu - Sun:
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Winery Features

Established:
1987
Owners: 
Bill Byington
Enter the tasting room and escape the everyday. Allow our knowledgeable staff to pour you a tasting of a selection of wines. We welcome visitors for a $12 paid tasting.
Enjoy the wine country experience they have created for you right in the backyard of Silicon Valley. Enter their tasting room and escape the everyday.
Story

Byington offers a stunning, 95-acre, wine-experience getaway with expansive views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey Bay, and Pinot Noir vineyards, just minutes from Silicon Valley. They craft award-winning wines in an 18,000-square-foot villa that houses winemaking facilities, wine cave, tasting room, and elegant event facilities. Taste, picnic, hike, and enjoy live music and events as well.

See the inner workings of our vineyard, production facility, and wine cave, as you learn the history of Byington and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Taste a selection of 5 wines during the 45 minute tour, offered Saturday and Sunday.

Take a guided tour through their unique wine cave – 40-feet below Wedding Hill and measuring over 350 feet in length. Sample wines from the barrel while learning about the aging process. The experience takes approximately 25 minutes and is available on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are requested.

Their Picnic facilities, lavish with flowers and beautifully manicured lawns, are available on a first-come first-serve basis. For parties of 10 or more, reservations are strongly recommended. The reservation “fee” is 1/2 bottle of wine per person to enjoy onsite or take home. They provide outdoor space, tables, chairs, and umbrella. Space heaters are available as well.

Head up to scenic Wedding Hill, walk straight through it, then descend the dirt path to the far left. You will see their Block 4 Outlook with incredible views of the forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Descend the patio to find the trail head. This is a rigorous hike taking fit folks approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Byington Vineyard & Winery was established by Bill Byington and his wife, Mary, with a vintage 1987 release. He purchased 95 mountainous acres surrounded by redwood forests with a view to the Monterey Bay as a family retreat in 1958. In the early 1970s, a well-known Santa Cruz Mountains winemaker approached the family, wanting to lease a portion of their land for vineyards. A keen wine collector, Bill was intrigued, and the seed for future vineyard cultivation was planted.