The gem of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Byington Vineyard & Winery sits on 95 mountainous acres surrounded by redwood forests with a view to the Monterey Bay. Byington produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and other exciting varietals that highlight the diversity of Northern California.
We specialize in Wine Club, Live Music Sundays (March – November), Wine Tasting, and Winery Tour & Tasting.
San Francisco Chronicle 2017 Double Gold Award Winner
Benny Madsen is a Danish national who quickly established himself as an innovator in wireless system design. He has 19 design patents and is widely seen as a leading engineer and wireless industry visionary. He played a principal development role in the first GSM mobile phone at Dancall Radio A/S, was Technical Director at National Semiconductor, then co-founded and served as CEO and Chairman of LitePoint, a leading provider of test solutions for the world’s leading manufacturers of wireless devices. Outside of high tech, Benny is owner of Los Altos Vineyards and Oceans Royale. Los Altos Vineyards owns Byington Vineyard & Winery in Los Gatos and Tin Cross Vineyards in Alexander Valley (Sonoma).
Byington’s Winemaker Andrew Brenkwitz is Santa Cruz born and raised. As soon as he was of age, Brenkwitz began work as a Cellar Hand assisting in cellar and winemaking operations in the wine industry. This early exposure to the wine world inspired him to take up a career in winemaking. He attended Cal Poly to study Viticulture, and shortly after graduating in 2001, became the Assistant Winemaker for Byington Vineyard & Winery. Then, in 2006, Brenkwitz took on the role of Winemaker and began crafting the wines that would come to make Byington a world renowned Winery. See photo of Andrew Brenkwitz below.
Wine Tour & Tastings
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.
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.
Wine Cave Winemaker Dinner with Andrew Brenkwitz
Join us for an intimate evening of exploration and discovery at Byington’s Wine Cave Winemaker Dinner. For the first time in over 6 years, our winemaker, Andrew Brenkwitz, will lead you through a 5 Course Dinner perfectly paired with 5 Byington Wines as you soak in the ambiance of our unique Wine Cave at night. Guests will also enjoy Generous Discounts on all purchases of wine from the menu. Learn more.