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Byington Vineyard is a 95 acre (0.4 km²) vineyard and winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Silicon Valley in California as well as 234 acres (0.9 km²) of vineyard near Paso Robles, California.



Bill and Mary Byington, in 1958, purchased 95 acres (0.4 km²) surrounded by redwood forests as a family retreat. In the early 1970s, a well-known Santa Cruz Mountains winemaker approached the family, wanting to lease a portion of their land for vineyards. A keen wine collector, Bill was intrigued, and the seed for future vineyard cultivation was planted. Almost 20 years after leaving his family farm in Idaho, Bill returned to his farming roots and planted nine acres (36,000 m²) of pinot noir on the southernmost tip of the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains terrain. Byington Vineyard & Winery was established with its vintage 1987 release. Their Italianate stone chateau is popular for wine tastings and weddings,[1] and has been described as the showcase winery in the area.[2]

Byington has taken advantage of a new opportunity with the recent acquisition of 234 acres (0.9 km²) on the west side of Paso Robles. One of the most promising emerging winegrowing regions in California, Paso Robles is home to a thriving variety of grapes resulting from its varied soil composition and diverse microclimates. The Byingtons will be dedicating the land primarily to Bordeaux varieties, while experimenting with Rhone varieties.


Currently Byington produces several wine varietals, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Alliage.


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