Byron Blatty Wines is a love letter to Los Angeles County, both new and old, where vines used to line the banks of the LA River in the late 1800s. Prohibition and vine disease wiped out most of those plantings but thanks to producers like Byron Blatty Wines that others who champion the region, small family-owned vineyards are making a comeback.
Mark and Jenny Blatty founded the winery in 2014 in their hometown and quickly began sourcing fruit from the top vineyard sites in the region. Together with Steve Lemley and Nate Hasper on the winemaking side, they are producing wines of both aromatic and textural power from grapes like Syrah and even Tannat. The wines are stylish without being flashy and above all, distinctly Los Angeles.