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

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.

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.

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.

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

Olive Oil

Our dry-farmed, Italian varietal olive trees were harvested in November 2017 yielding a zesty, vibrant, grassy oil. Use fresh. Only 90 gallons produced.

2016 Shiraz

We are very excited to share our 2016 Shiraz with you. In 2015, the 4th year of drought, there was no Shiraz crop; so we’re pleased to have limited production in 2016, producing only 23 cases. Enjoy this deep inky wine with a plum-vanilla fullness after aerating for 20-30 minutes.

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 Cruz Happy Hour at the Downtown Farmers Market

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The Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market is our Tasting Room! May – December 2018 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. Our 2018 Market Season: Come by for a free tasting pairing…

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Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

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Join us in the Cuyama Valley for a tasting of our organic and dry-farmed wines! The 2 hour visit will include a tour of our dry-farmed vineyard, wine and olive tasting and appetizers. Visits will be $60 for parties between 1 and 4, and $15 per additional person after that. No fee for wine club members.…

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2018 Community Winegrape Harvests

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August and September are harvest time at Condor’s Hope and we are looking forward to a good harvest. Add your name to the contact list now if you’re interested in participating.  As we watch the grapes grow and start to color, we are beginning to plan our community harvests. Friends, families and neighbors gather with…

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