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Welcome to Nielson by Byron, the Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir and Chardonnay specialist. We believe that the most representative wines of the region should carry the name of a local wine pioneer. In 1964 Uriel Nielson planted the first commercial vineyard that today still carries his name. Today we continue that legacy with wines that are authentic to the region and over deliver on quality.
What happened to Byron?
Many of the wines you loved from Byron will now be created under the Nielson label. The new Byron Winery will focus solely on exclusive, small-lot single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the best vineyards throughout the region including Rita’s Crown, Bien Nacido and La Encantada. The first batch of new wines will release in 2016. Look out for more details in the fall and be a part of the next chapter of Byron's Story.
The Coastal Spirit of Santa Barbara
When Californians want to relax and treat themselves to great food, fine wine and some of the most inspiring scenery on earth, they head to Santa Barbara County. Our setting at the edge of the Pacific Ocean guarantees endless stretches of sandy beaches and a climate that is perfect for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool-climate grapes. At Nielson, we make wonderfully rich, balanced wines that capture the vitality and romance of Santa Barbara’s coastal culture and lifestyle.