Where Agriculture Meets Ecology,
Creating Wines That Stand The Test of Time

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Our Place

Condor’s Hope Vineyard is nestled among the blue oaks and chaparral at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains, in the Cuyama Valley of northern Santa Barbara County, backed up against the Los Padres National Forest. Oaks, manzanita, juniper, and other shrubs along with deer, coyotes, bobcats, and rabbits live on an average rainfall of 15 inches per year. In this region, condors have been released to soar once again after returning from the brink of extinction.

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Our Vineyard

Five acres of dry-farmed grapes and olives are grown and harvested in ways that respect and protect the natural surroundings. Grapevines are head pruned in the traditional Mediterranean style. Rows of olive trees are interspersed among the vines. The dry, Mediterranean climate is similar to those where vineyards and olive orchards were first planted centuries ago. We strive to carry on this tradition with a system where plants can produce high quality wines and olive oil for generations to come.

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Our Wine and Olive Oil

Full-bodied wines bursting with seasonal character – and robust, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil – embody the rich terroir of each dry-farmed crop. Santa Cruz area winemakers work with our dry-farmed grapes to transform their deep, zesty flavor into high quality wines, produced under our Condor’s Hope label, that bring the essence of old California to your lips.

Wine tasting in the vineyard.

Our Community

Sharing our process and products with people who appreciate them completes our cycle. From harvest to market to enjoying each glass of wine, our community embodies the passion for sustainability that makes our work possible. We invite you to join us. Visit our vineyard and join in a harvest; taste our wines at Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets and buy a bottle or two; become a member of our wine club. We look forward to sharing Condor’s Hope with you.

Join Our Community

Our wine club members are the backbone of our community. Join and enjoy rare wines from our cellar, special events, discounts, and more.

Wine Club

Art by Marcia Burtt

Leaving Condor's Hope

New Releases

Holiday Specials

Enjoy the difference with each Zinfandel vintage in these holiday specials. Compare the intense, complex berry essence and spice finish of our dry-farmed wines through 4 years of drought. While yields were low, the quality is superb! Get 20 - 30% discounts on half and full cases.

2016 Flamenco Blend

Our 2016 white wine, Flamenco Blend, captures the full minerality and citrus overtones of our Pedro Ximénez blended with a dry Riesling. Enjoy this crisp, dry wine with cheeses, salads and fish. Only 40 cases produced.

Santa Cruz Community Farmers' Markets

Visit our Tasting Room at the Santa Cruz Farmers Markets. As a small scale producer, we want to have a direct relationship with the people who enjoy our wine and olive oil. The markets allow us to tell you our story while you have a free wine tasting and select a bottle or more to share with friends.

Downtown
Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday, April - December 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Downtown Farmers Market
CEDAR ST. AND LINCOLN ST.

Westside
Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, April – December 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Westside Farmers Market
WESTERN DR. AND MISSION ST.

Live Oak
Farmers’ Market

Alternate Sundays, April - December 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Live Oak Farmers Market
15th Ave. and East Cliff Dr.

Events

Santa Barbara Wine Club Holiday Gathering

| December 9, 2017

You’re invited to our Santa Barbara Holiday Gathering for wine club members and friends. When: Saturday, December 9th   2:00 – 5:00 PM Where: At the home of Anabel Ford and Mike Glassow located on the east side of Santa Barbara city. Join us in tasting wines from our new releases to some of our favorite…

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Santa Cruz Happy Hour & Farmers Market

| October 11, 2017

The Santa Cruz Farmers’ Markets are our Tasting Room! We love sharing our wines with you and will always have some open for a free tasting. Just come on by–and we hope you’ll take a bottle or two home with you. We’re at the Downtown, Live Oak and Westside Markets. We will have new harvest…

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Santa Cruz Holiday Open House

Our Home | December 16, 2017

You’re invited to our Holiday Open House at our home in Santa Cruz. Saturday, December 16th   1:00 – 5:00 PM Join us in tasting wines from our new releases to some of our favorite cellared wines, along with wonderful appetizers featuring Condor’s Hope fresh pressed olive oil and our zinfandel wine jelly. See old…

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