Big fish eats little fish: Byron Vineyard has been gobbled up by a series of corporate owners, all of whom recognized the quality of the wines. Now nurtured by Jackson Family Farms, Byron continues to flourish.
Santa Maria Valley (AVA)
Byron Vineyard and Winery:
Perseverance Pays Off
I tend to think that a truly great wine is one that is "yummy" while giving a sense of place. If you can't do the “yummy” thing, you probably should plant a different variety
~Jonathan Nagy, Winemaker, Byron Winery.
March 8, 2007
Dennis Schaefer (DS): You’ve been working in Santa Maria Valley quite some time, first at Cambria and now at Byron. What is the attraction of Santa Maria Valley for you as a winemaker?