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“Great picnic location, nice tasting room”

Byington Vineyard and Winery
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Los Gatos
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains with gorgeous views of our Estate Pinot Noir Vineyards, forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and Monterey Bay on a clear day, Byington is an operational vineyard and winery. The Tasting Room is open to the public Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. We also host corporate and private events and weddings. Thank You!
Reviewed 23 September 2009

Byington was my first visit to a winery in the Santa Cruz/Santa Clara region. We took picnic supplies with us and enjoyed using one of the shaded picnic tables with a fantastic view out over the Santa Cruz mountains to the Pacific.

After lunch I spent a pleasant 45 minutes in the tasting room. The staff there were quite knowledgable and friendly. I found the wines offered to be good but not great. I did buy two bottles to take home.

We also toured the building which is used as a wedding venue and that was really impressive. Overall, our trip to the Byington Winery was very worthwhile and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys wine tasting.

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ByingtonWinery, General Manager at Byington Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear "Montana Voyager"

Thank you very much for your visit to the Byington vineyard and winery. We appreciate your comments and your opinion is very important to us.

As an Artisan winery that hand crafts high quality wines atop the Santa Cruz mountains we put great efforts in delivering five star hospitality to our guests.

We are glad that you have enjoyed the wines and your tour through our estate.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you again very soon and we are looking forward to serve you and your party with the utmost professionalism.

We also recommend exploring our new Block 4 Lookout for another unforgettable experience.

Very best regards,

Martin Hoellrigl
General Manager

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Reviewed 29 October 2007

We just went two weeks ago and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised based on my previous 2-3 times there. I didn't remember the wines being that great, but on this trip they were very good! I highly recommend visiting this winery if only for the scenery on the drive up. If your wine is good, consider that a perk! Also, if you're up there you MUST go to David Bruce winery just up the street. Very good & interesting Pinots!

2  Thank Oink38
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ByingtonWinery, General Manager at Byington Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear "Oink38"

Thank you very much for your visit to the Byington vineyard and winery. We appreciate your comments and your opinion is very important to us.

As an Artisan winery that hand crafts high quality wines atop the Santa Cruz mountains we put great efforts in delivering five star hospitality to our guests.

We are glad that you have enjoyed the wines as our winemaker Andrew Brenkwitz has put a lot of effort into designing award winning wines.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you again very soon and we are looking forward to serve you and your party with the utmost professionalism.

We also recommend exploring our new Block 4 Lookout for another unforgettable experience.

Very best regards,

Martin Hoellrigl
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 January 2007

The setting alone is worth the drive! Set among roses and grape vines in the Santa Cruz mountains you will be immersed in sun, clean air and wine! During the summer they have Sunday afternoon live jazz playing outside. The wines are usually good and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Be careful driving to and from the winery - the roads are windy and sometimes narrow. Drive with care!

3  Thank sjalberts
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ByingtonWinery, General Manager at Byington Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear "sjalberts"

Thank you very much for your visit to the Byington vineyard and winery. We appreciate your comments and your opinion is very important to us.

As an Artisan winery that hand crafts high quality wines atop the Santa Cruz mountains we put great efforts in delivering five star hospitality to our guests.

We are glad that you have enjoyed the wines and surroundings.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you again very soon and we are looking forward to serve you and your party with the utmost professionalism.

We also recommend exploring our new Block 4 Lookout for another unforgettable experience.

Very best regards,

Martin Hoellrigl
General Manager

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Reviewed 23 June 2006

This is a fantastic winery!!! The wine is outstanding, the staff is incredibly friendly & knowledgable, and the setting is gorgeous. It's perfect for an afternoon of wine tasting, a relaxing picnic, or a special event. Don't miss it!!!

1  Thank SS in CA
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ByingtonWinery, General Manager at Byington Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear "SS in CA"

Thank you very much for your visit to the Byington vineyard and winery. We appreciate your comments and your opinion is very important to us.

As an Artisan winery that hand crafts high quality wines atop the Santa Cruz mountains we put great efforts in delivering five star hospitality to our guests.

We are glad that you have enjoyed the wines, views and picnic facilities.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you again very soon and we are looking forward to serve you and your party with the utmost professionalism.

We also recommend exploring our new Block 4 Lookout for another unforgettable experience.

Very best regards,

Martin Hoellrigl
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile
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