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You are on the eastern edge of the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. The temperature is mild, the wind is steady and the terrain is gentle and rounded. In the winter these hills are tinted gold and raw sienna. In the summer they are all shades of green. Our wines are a reflection of their surroundings. Every time you taste one of Byron's wines you are surrounded by the flavors, textures and scents that can only come from here the Santa Maria Valley.

At a glance…

2367 Alamo Pintado Ave.
Los Olivos CA
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Daily 11:00 - 5:00
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Santa Barbara
Wine Club Benefits:
Thoughtfully chosen wine shipments four times a year 20% discount on all wine and merchandise at the tasting room and online Members can choose between a Pinot Noir only shipment or a mixed collection of wines Invitations to "Members Only" special event
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Central Coast
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Santa Ynez Valley
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Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir
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Currently Tasting*

2009Pinot BlancSanta Maria Valley
2008ChardonnaySanta Maria Valley
2009Pinot NoirSanta Maria Valley
2009Pinot NoirSanta Maria ValleyNielson Vineyard
2007Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)Santa Maria Valley
2009ChardonnaySanta Maria ValleyNielson Vineyard
2009ChardonnaySanta Barbara County
2009Pinot NoirSanta Barbara County
Currently Tasting
Vintages that show either a "0000" or a blank are non vintage specific, meaning they contain grapes from various years.

Currently Selling*

2009Pinot BlancSanta Maria Valley$22.00
2008ChardonnaySanta Maria Valley$27.00
2009Pinot NoirSanta Maria Valley$29.00
2009Pinot NoirSanta Maria ValleyNielson Vineyard$36.00
2007Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)Santa Maria Valley$22.00
2009ChardonnaySanta Maria ValleyNielson Vineyard$32.00
2009ChardonnaySanta Barbara County$16.00
2009Pinot NoirSanta Barbara County$19.00

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The crush

Sun in the Vineyards

Our lovely Tasting Room


In 1964 Uriel Nielson established Santa Barbaraâ??s first commercial vineyard on what is now the Byron estate. Prior to Nielson, the county had been considered too cold and too windy for grapes. Fortunately Uriel didnâ??t listen. In retrospect he had vision.

In the 1980's Santa Barbara gathered fame as a cluster of serious vintners started producing Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that were praised for their character, depth and honesty. Among the group was Ken Brown who established his Byron Winery on the site of the original, historic Nielsen Vineyard. Brownâ??s innovative gravity-feed winemaking facility and intensive viticultural experiments helped revolutionize cold-climate grape growing in California.

Today, Byron is focused on single vineyard and regional bottlings of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the best benchland sites throughout Santa Barbara County.

Did you know?

Anytime we talk about Byron â?? the wines, land or vineyard â?? we often refer to â??the bench.â? Bench is a geographical term meaning the shoulder of a mountain. Itâ??s that part of the hillside where the steep incline begins its rise in our case roughly 500 - 800 feet above sea level. The bench contributes largely to the style, texture, aromatics, flavors and intensity of our wines. The unique mineral content and drainage capabilities of bench soil separate it from plots on the valley floor. The soil is an alluvial fan of dirt and minerals, with excellent drainage leading to healthy, happy vines.

The Barrel Room**

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* indicates the typical selection that the winery might pour or sell. There is no guarantee that any specific selection will be available on any given day.
All prices are per 750ml bottle. or its partner wineries do not guarantee the pricing on this page. Check with each winery for the actual pricing on any listed item.

** Barrel Room Specials are strictly limited to quantity on hand of the listed product(s). No rain checks or substitutions are given once the available quantity for the special has been sold.

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