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 $15 paid tasting, which includes a complimentary logo wine glass, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday through Sunday.
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.book online now
Take a guided tour through our 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.book online now
Our 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. We provide outdoor space, tables, chairs, and umbrella. A limited number of space heaters are available as well. For large groups of 20 or more guests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.)
The Bocce ball court comes with a view of the Pinot Noir vineyard and a picnic table. Reserve the 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.)
During Tasting Room days/hours, bring your own food, rent a BBQ, or arrange with recommended caterers. A few culinary delights are available for purchase in the Tasting Room as well.book online now
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. 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
Byington offers live music on Sunday afternoons (March through November). Musical performances include Jazz, Country, classic and recent favorites, originals, and more. See our calendar of live music.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.
We are open on the following national holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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