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Byron Estate

Site-specific wines from distinctive vineyards.

Since 1984, Byron has cultivated an obsession for crafting site-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from distinctive vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita Hills appellations. Byron has several vineyards along the Central Coast, most producing their famous site-specific wines. The Nielsen Vineyard, Bien Nacido Vineyard, and Julia’s Vineyard all call the Santa Maria Valley appellation home. The Nielsen Vineyard produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two of the Santa Maria Valley’s three flagship varietals. The Bien Nacido Vineyard produces Chardonnay, and Julia’s Vineyard produces Pinot Noir.

With the goal to create site-expressive wines that feature a distinct signature, winemaker Jonathan Nagy sources the grapes row by row from Byron’s estate vineyard as well as other select sites. A Santa Barbara County local, Nagy’s focus is to express the character of the grape, especially since he’s always looking to perfect his Pinot Noir.  

Tastings are by appointment only and can be scheduled by emailing Brian York at

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