What Makes Our AVA So Special?

The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA – The Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of the oldest wine growing regions in California, designated at the same time as Napa and Sonoma. It has long been praised for its Pinot Noir in particular, but what makes this tiny region so mighty? Why is it so special and sought after? Join Byington Sommelier Vince Robledo as he dives into the AVA and answers these questions!
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Our Award-Winning Pinot Noir – Byington Vineyard & Winery has had a long history of producing award-winning Pinot Noir, but how is this amazing wine quality achieved year after year? Certified Sommelier Vince Robledo dives into the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, the Byington Estate Vineyard, and a bottle of 2017 Byington Pinot Noir to uncork the secrets!
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In the Vineyard with Our Winemaker (March 2021) – Phil Mohseni takes us into the vineyard at Byington Estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 2021 Vintage of our award-winning Pinot Noir is just about to bud, and our Winemaker updates us on whats happening as we prepare for this year’s fruit!
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Sparkling Rosé from the Santa Cruz Mountains – This Sparkling Rosé is a Byington “triple” Pinot Noir made entirely from our Estate-grown Pinot. It starts with our early-harvest Pinot grapes to create the rosé. We then add Pinot port, which includes our Pinot-based brandy for the dosage, adding a whisper of sweetness to this dry sparkling wine. Crafted by Methode Champenoise, and given extended time on the lees, a flurry of tiny bubbles carry flavors of cherry, strawberry, and peach into a creamy finish. Enjoy this festive wine with a variety of cuisine. A perfect pairing for any celebration!
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Byington Drone Video from Above – Byington sits on 95 mountainous acres surrounded by redwood forests with a view to the Monterey Bay. Byington produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay wines and other exciting varietals that highlight the diversity of Northern California. You are looking at 9 acres of Pinot Noir grapes just before Harvest 2017. Solar powered production. The winery is focused on growing and producing premium wines, farmed sustainably using biodynamic growing methods. The wines are handcrafted with focus on natural fermentation methods from handpicked grapes.
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