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Byron Vineyard and Winery was founded in 1984 by winemaker Ken Brown. With years of experience as a winemaker in Santa Barbara County, Ken recognized the region's potential for great wines in the Burgundian style, and was the first winemaker to introduce Rhone-style grape varieties to the area. The first crush at Byron Vineyard & Winery produced 7,600 cases, and Byron soon gained national recognition for high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 1990, the Robert Mondavi family purchased Byron, and Ken Brown became Winemaker and General Manager. He and Tim Mondavi, Robert's son, set about designing the new Byron Winery as an expression of their shared belief in natural farming, experimental viticulture and gentle grape handling. They wanted to eliminate pumping, which shears grape stems, skin and seeds, allows tannins and other harsh elements into the juice and can make wine bitter. With the aid of noted architect R. Scott Johnson, who designed the Opus One winery in Napa Valley and San Francisco's Transamerica building, Ken designed a multi-level winery that replaces pumping with gravity flow, resulting in more complex, dynamic wines. The result is a remarkably smooth wine. Byron's vineyards were expanded and replanted as Ken Brown experimented with trellising systems, new rootstocks and clones, row orientation, and planting density in his quest for the perfect grape. Visit the Byron website.
Byron Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Byron Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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Our 2014 Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir displays a complexity not often seen in Pinot Noir. The palate contains familiar bright cherry and floral notes marked by a unique cotton seed signature and tremendous structure for aging. Rich and textured, the finish trails away with a slight touch of smoke.  more



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Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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Originally planted in 1964, Nielson is the site of Santa Barbara's first commercial vineyard, and has been Byron's estate vineyard for over 30 years. The historic, cool-climate, benchland vineyard serves as a model for Santa Barbara's viticultural experimentation and sustainable farming methods. This wine is a combination of Dijon and ... more



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