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

Private: Holiday Specials

'Tis the season to gather with loved ones and share Condor's Hope wines. We’re offering two Holiday Zinfandel Specials. We wish you joy-filled holidays and a happy, healthy new year. Order by December 11th to have in time for the holidays. Enjoy!

2013 Zinfandel

The second year of drought lowered yields and increased the intensity of this Zin that has the essence of black cherries with pepper on the finish. Released December 2015, it is drinking smoothly now and this classic dry-farmed Zin will develop fully with more time in the bottle.

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

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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Yoga in the Vineyard – Registration

Condor's Hope Vineyard | May 20, 2016

Registration is now open for our 3rd Annual Yoga in the Vineyard Retreat Weekend Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 Enjoy personalized yoga classes among the grapevines & olive trees of Condor’s Hope Ranch.      And, yes, it is a full moon weekend as well! Condor’s Hope Ranch is located in the foothills of the…

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How Green is Your Wine?

Ferry Plaza Building | February 22, 2016

Join us at the Ferry Plaza Building in San Francisco. Condor’s Hope will be part of a wine tasting and  panel discussion on vineyard practices. How do you know what’s really behind the wine in your glass? Come learn and have fun with us.        

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