Our Wines

A good share of Byron winemaking takes place in the vineyard, where winemaker Jonathan Nagy selects individual rows and blocks for their potential to express both variety and site; focusing particularly on clones that best exemplify Byron’s balanced, textural and site-expressive style.

Scroll down to begin or select a wine:

Scroll To Begin

scroll

2014 Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir

Santa Maria Valley

92 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
91 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
The Nielson Vineyard’s location at the warmer, eastern end of the Santa Maria Valley accounts for the wine’s dark color and ripe flavor profile. Prior to fermentation, the Pinot Noir clusters were 100% de-stemmed to accentuate the naturally rich and smooth texture of our estate grown fruit. The wine shows aromas of blackberries, rose petals, dried herbs and earth. Flavors are driven by a dark fruit core, complemented by sandalwood, black pepper and crushed stone.

acquire

Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Clones Dijon clones 114, 667, Pommard, Swan, 2A and 828

Barrel Regime 100% French oak, 35% new

Cases Produced 1,984

Nielson Vineyard »
scroll

2014 Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

Santa Maria Valley

91 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
91 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
Julia’s Vineyard is home to Santa Barbara’s oldest producing Pinot Noir vines planted in the 1970s. The fruit for this wine was selected from two low-vigor, “old vine” rows planted to the Pommard clone 4.  During fermentation, a combination of punch-downs and pump-overs is used to circulate the skins and juice, ensuring maximum extraction. The core is infused with red fruit, cranberries and spice. The finish is long, smoky and elegant.

acquire

Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Clones Pommard 4 from two rows of low vigor “old vines”

Barrel Regime 100% French oak, 39% new

Cases 342

Julia’s Vineyard »
Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
scroll
Sierra Madre Pinot Noir

2014 Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir

Santa Maria Valley

91 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
92 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
Perched on sandy bluffs overlooking the ocean, Sierra Madre is the coolest and westernmost vineyard that we source from in Santa Maria Valley. We selected the fruit for this Pinot Noir from a sandy block planted to Clone 667. After aging in Francois Freres barrels, the resulting wine expresses brambly red fruit and graphite with a hint of wilted rose petal, followed by bright acid and smooth tannins.

acquire

Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Clones Clone 667 sourced from Block 229b

Barrel Regime 100% French oak, 31% new

Cases 348

Sierra Madre Vineyard »
scroll

2014 Monument Pinot Noir

Santa Maria Valley

94 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
93 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
Monument is our flagship Pinot Noir, blended from the finest barrels from the best blocks on our estate vineyard. Cold winds and sandy soils over adobe hard pan limit root growth in these blocks and lend this wine a great intensity, heightened aromatics and firm structure. Barrel fermentation adds distinctive smoky notes and hints of toasted brown spice while providing the wine with the backbone and depth to age gracefully.

acquire

Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Clones 2A, Pommard, Swan, Benedict Selection

Barrel Regime 100% French, 78% new

Cases 390

Nielson Vineyard »
Monument Pinot Noir
scroll
Rita’s Crown Pinot Noir

2014 Rita’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills

90 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
93 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
Byron’s bottling from the high-elevation Rita’s Crown Vineyard is noteworthy for its savory profile, accentuated by our use of new Taransaud barrels. The palate is rich, but focused with notes of black currants, pomegranate and brown spices along with an underlying salinity reminiscent of the wine’s coastal roots—Rita’s Crown is less than 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

acquire

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Clones 828

Barrel Regime 100% French, 46% new

Cases 295

Rita’s Crown Vineyard »
scroll

2014 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills

93 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
94 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
La Encantada is our westernmost vineyard site in the Sta. Rita Hills. Prior to fermentation, we de-stem all of the clusters from this vineyard to preserve the strong aromatics and juicy textural elements that are signatures of this organically farmed site. Our La Encantada Pinot Noir is lush with aromas of ripe black berries and violets. It is a hedonistic and muscular wine suited for aging in new Francois Freres barrels.

acquire

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Clones 777

Barrel Regime 100% French, 42% new

Cases 277

La Encantada Vineyard »
La Encantada Pinot Noir
scroll

2014 John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills

94 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
92 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
One of the region’s newest and most exciting plantings, Jonathan Sebastiano Vineyard produces wines noted for their layered complexity. The nose is brimming with dark plums and strawberries alongside chalky mineral notes. A combination of partial barrel and 30% whole cluster fermentation yields a sublime and harmonious wine that boasts alluring aromatics, a textured palate and well-integrated tannins.

acquire

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Composition 100% Pinot Noir

Clones Pommard

Barrel Regime 100% French, 45% new

Cases 349

John Sebastiano »
scroll

2014 Nielson Vineyard Chardonnay

Santa Maria Valley

92 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
91 Points – Andy Blue, Tasting Panel, April 2017
The Chardonnay vines in our Nielson Vineyard feature cuttings from the original “Wente” clone planted on our estate in 1964. The clusters we select contain an optimal mix of berry sizes: the larger, riper berries provide the wine’s rich stone fruit flavors while the smaller ones contribute to the wine’s firm acidity and underlying minerality.

acquire

Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Composition 100% Chardonnay

Clones Primarily Wente clone from Block 109 and 114a

Barrel Regime 100% barrel fermentation with 100% malolactic fermentation 100% French oak, 54% new

Cases Produced 348

Nielson Vineyard »
Nielson Vineyard Chardonnay
scroll

2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay

Santa Maria Valley

93 Points – The Wine Advocate, April 2017
This Chardonnay from the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard is a blend of Pommard clones 4 and 95. Clone 4 offers aromas of lemon curd and key lime pie. Clone 95 delivers honey, fruit blossoms and red apple. This rich and multilayered wine displays wonderful acidity with a hint of wet stone on the finish.

acquire

Appellation Santa Maria Valley

Composition 100% Chardonnay

Clones Clones 4 and 95 from Blocks O and I

Barrel Regime 100% barrel fermented with 100% malolactic fermentation in 100% French, 58% new

Cases 255

Bien Nacido Vineyard »
scroll back to top