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 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday 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
Bear Creek Road has a detour Monday-Friday (through 11/3) . Detour is beautiful Black Road. Allow an additional 15 minutes. See official updates here.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 Sunday. Reservations are requested.book online now
Enjoy our Block 4 Outlook with 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. Reserve this location for a “fee” of 1/2 bottle of wine per person that you pick up in our Tasting Room.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. Space heaters are available as well.
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 at a time.
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.
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Byington offers live music every Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm. Musical performances include Jazz, Country, classic and recent favorites, originals, and more. See our calendar of live music.book online now
Head up to scenic Wedding Hill, walk straight through it, then descend the dirt path to the far left. You will see our 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.
We are open on many holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s 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