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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. We 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. Los Altos Tasting Room opened on Main Street in summer 2017.

Tasting Room

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 5 different wines. You will enjoy a 1-ounce pours of each of the wines. ***Note: Currently, our Tasting Room bar is closed. Tastings are conducted outside. Picnic table reservations are highly recommended (see below). NEW! We are now offering a Tasting Experience in our VIP Room. See below for more details.

Tours & Tastings

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.

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VIP Room Wine Tasting

Byington is now open for appointment-based, seated tastings inside our VIP Room. Accented with hardwood floors, French doors, picture windows, high-beamed ceilings, and a stone fireplace, this majestic room creates the ambiance. The VIP Room overlooks one of our Pinot Noir vineyards and the Monterey Bay. Our tasting flight is comprised of a selection of 5 wines. Enjoy a 1-ounce taste of each wine. The seated tasting is $25/per guest + tax. Indoor tastings are limited to 75 minutes. Bookings are for 1-6 guests. This experience starts the weekend of Oct. 30, 2021.

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Foyer Bottle Sales Enjoyment - Wine Club Member Exclusive

Byington is now open inside for Wine Club Members’ enjoyment of bottle purchases in the Foyer. This room is accented with hardwood floors and a soaring ceiling, and overlooks the Tasting Room and provides a picture window to the Wine Cellar. The “fee” is 1/2 a bottle of wine per person to enjoy onsite or take home. Wine Club Members enjoy their member savings on bottle purchases. Seatings are for 1-4 guests (the Wine Club Member plus up to 3 guests for 4 people total). Foyer reservations are limited to 75 minutes. This experience starts the weekend of Oct. 30, 2021.

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What Makes Our AVA So Spectacular?

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Picnic Facilities

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 12 guests.

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Private Veranda

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 The Veranda is available April-October.

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BBQ Grills

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.)

Reserve a Brick BBQ or Gas Grill

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Bocce Ball

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.)

Reserve the Bocce Ball Court

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Hiking Trail & Block 4 Outlook

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.

Dog Policy

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. NOTE: Due to limited space, new indoor Wine Experiences (VIP Room and Foyer) are for adults only.


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.

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


Byington Vineyard & Winery
21850 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
Santa Cruz County
Phone: (408) 354-1111
Fax: (408) 354-2782