About This Winery
Los Olivos - Byron Vineyards and Winery specializes in handcrafting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from estate-owned vineyards in the cool climate of Santa Maria Valley.
Nielson by Byron Vineyards and Winery specializes in handcrafting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from estate-owned vineyards in the cool climate of Santa Maria Valley, California. Byron’s goal is to honor the remarkable potential of its estate-grown fruit with the gentlest handling possible and a barrel-by-barrel approach to winemaking that tailors production techniques to each vineyard block. With the help of a multi-level, gravity-flow winery, the winemaking team at Byron strives to produce wines that are rich in character and texture and express the singular personality of Byron’s Santa Maria Valley vineyards.
The stylish and relaxed tasting room is just a ½ block from the downtown flagpole roundabout. Inside the richly decorated room are high ceilings with large vineyard images, recycled oak and teak floors, a concrete tasting bar and a knowledgeable and friendly staff to help you navigate through your tasting. For reserve tastings there is a more intimate tasting space with leather couches and chairs.
Nielson by Byron also feature IO wines. Curiosity is one of history’s great motivators. Amid speculation that the region would never amount to much for Rhône variety wines, the original vines for Io were planted in 1991 at the Nielson Vineyard, one of the region’s oldest sites. Three grafted acres of Syrah, one of Mourvedre and one of Grenache provided results that were compelling enough to merit a Syrah clonal trial in 1995.
Once again the results spoke volumes about the potential for Rhône varieties in the region, prompting the winery to begin sourcing Syrah from a select handful of the region’s best vineyard designates. Since 1996, they have produced dense, striking Syrahs from a handful of mid-Californian coastal and inland sites. Our home is Santa Barbara County’s famed Santa Maria Bench. It is a place of brisk winds, thick fog and cool temperatures. It is one of the world’s great environments for Syrah and its Rhône cousins.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Thursday - Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm
Fees: $10 for mix of red and white | $20 for tasting or red only
Price Range: $16 to $40 per bottle
Vineyards: Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley...
Discounts: 10% case discount
Unique Amenities: Beautiful Tasting Room in Downtown Los Olivos
Winery URL: http://www.byronwines.com
- Event Space
- Casual & Relaxed
- Hip & Stylish
- Resort Like
- Pinot Noir