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.

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


Our winemaker JP Pawloski crafted these grapes to bring you this distinctive Rosé which is light on the tongue and a finish reminiscent of ripe strawberries. Enjoy with friends on a warm afternoon along with your favorite cheeses.

2013 Mentor's Old Vine Zinfandel

Second year of drought gives the intensity that comes with smaller fruit. The black cherry essence finishes with a cinnamon spice. Full-bodied and complex, this Zin will complement a very special meal and will linger through the dessert.

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.

Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday, April - December 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Downtown Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, April – December 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Westside Farmers Market

Live Oak
Farmers’ Market

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


Community Harvest September 2016

Condor's Hope Vineyard | September 9, 2016

  Our Community Harvest is just around the corner:   the weekend of September 9-11.  Our harvest weekends are lots of fun. You’ll connect with the earth, the fruit of the vine (from harvest to wine tasting), and share the experience with new friends. We provide the food and the stars! And there should be plenty…

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2016 Community Winegrape Harvests

Condor's Hope Vineyard | August 17, 2016

August and September are harvest time at Condor’s Hope. 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 us to harvest the fruit of the vine, enjoy…

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Memorial Weekend Spring Work Party

Condor's Hope Vineyard | May 27, 2016

Come join us for our Annual Spring Work Party, Memorial Day Weekend: May 27-30. Come for the whole 3-day weekend, or for part of it. There are lots of spring projects in the vineyard including  planting new grapevines and olive trees.  We provide all of the food including a Harvest Barbecue and a wonderful wine-tasting.…

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