Guests are invited to purchase wine by the bottle or by the glass. In addition, guests are invited to enjoy a $15 paid tasting. Each month, we offer 6 different wines. Select 3 wines, and we provide you with 2-ounces each in separate glasses to bring back to your table.
***Note: Currently, tastings are conducted outside. Table reservations are highly recommended.
See the inner workings of our vineyard, production facility, and wine cave, as you learn the history of Byington and the Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA). Our knowledgeable tour guide will present you with a selection of three wines from our current Tasting Flight. (All mask and social distancing protocols as per Santa Cruz County are in effect.) Tours are $25 per person. Tour time is approximately 45 minutes. To participate on our tours, guests must be at least 15 years old. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time.book online now
Our Picnic facilities, lavish with flowers and beautifully manicured lawns, are available on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. The picnic table “fee” is 1/2 bottle of wine per person to enjoy onsite or take home. We provide outdoor space, tables and chairs, and a limited number of umbrellas. A limited number of space heaters are available as well. Picnic tables may be reserved for parties of up to 14 guests.
On Saturday and Sunday, pack your own lunch, grab sandwiches from your favorite grocery store… even rent a BBQ. We sell these snacks (while supplies last):
– Petite Brie Cheese & Crackers
– Sliced Salami & Monterey Jack Cheese & Crackers
– Mixed Nuts
Looking for a dedicated outdoor space for your group? Enjoy our Private Veranda overlooking our front lawn, vineyard, and Monterey Bay. This private space for up to 40 guests (24 seated and 16 standing) includes 4 tables with 6 chairs around each and 1 6-foot table for your food. This is a self-service event. Reserve this space from 11am to 5pm on Saturday or Sunday for $500 plus 1/2 bottle of wine per person. (Wine purchase must take place within 2 days of booking via email@example.com.) The Veranda is available April-October.book online now
Gas and charcoal grills are available for a fee of $25 and $75, respectively, requiring advance booking. (You will need to bring your own BBQ tools.)book online now
Enjoy a game or two of Bocce ball. The court fills up fast. Reserve the Bocce ball court in advance for an hour’s use. (Reservations are limited to 1 hour only per group to allow for enjoyment by multiple groups/guests.)book online now
At our Block 4 Outlook, enjoy unsurpassed views of the beauty and depth of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Head up to Wedding Hill, pass through, and take the nature path down, passing our premier Block 4 Outlook along the way. The path down is steep – walking/hiking shoes are strongly suggested. Find the trail head at the foot of our Block 4 Outlook. This is a rigorous hike taking fit folks approximately 45 minutes to complete. Hiking/walking shoes are strongly suggested.
Leashed dogs are welcome at Byington outdoors and inside the Tasting Room. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the Wine Tour, elsewhere inside, or on the Crush Pad due to FDA restrictions. Pet owners must pick up after their dogs and prevent them from using the front lawns and Wedding Hill lawn. Leashed dogs are welcome on the Hiking Trail.
Many wineries limit guests to 21 and older. While children are allowed on the grounds at Byington, this is an adult wine experience. Children must be seated with and supervised by a parent at all times and may not disturb the adult wine tasting experience.
We are open on the following national holidays: New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
See Google Maps From the Bay Area: Take Highway 17 toward Santa Cruz. Exit at Bear Creek Road. Turn left at stop sign – travel 5.5 miles. Look for Byington on left. From Santa Cruz: Take Highway 17 toward San Jose. Exit at Summit Road. Turn left. Continue on Summit Road 5.7 miles. Turn left on Bear Creek Road – travel 3 miles. Look for Byington on left.
Byington complies with all guidelines issued by Santa Cruz County. Please bring your masks for transactions with staff. Thank you!
If you are looking for a wonderful wine tasting experience and tour, I highly recommend taking the drive to Byington. I took a group of 10 people on a wine tour and Byington was, by far, the favorite of everyone. Yes, there are lots of wineries to choose from in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but if you want a great selection of wines, friendly and knowledgeable staff, a tour that is both educational and entertaining and fantastic views... Byington has it all.Concierge, Premier San Jose Hotel