The Land Knows You’re There: 

A Mothers’ Day Weekend* Writing Retreat

* all ages and genders welcome

with Sarah Juniper Rabkin, Teacher, Editor, Writing Coach

at Condor’s Hope Vineyard in the Cuyama Valley, northern Santa Barbara County

May 8-10, 2020


Cultivate an intimate connection with the land through a series of gently guided practices to enhance your powers of attentiveness and appreciation. The weekend includes camping or rustic lodging, catered meals, tours, walks, relaxing and wine tasting at our solar-powered, off-the-grid vineyard, where five acres of dry-farmed grapes and olives are grown and harvested in harmony with the natural surroundings.

For people of all levels of writing and drawing experience, from absolute beginners to longtime practitioners.


Sarah Rabin photo
About Sarah:Sarah Rabkin is a force of nature. Her mastery of the written word, attention to detail, and eagle-eye view of the big picture make her an asset to any author. Add her knowledge of the natural world to the mix, and she’s a true gift to the outdoor writer.”

—one of Sarah’s students, Dennis Eagan,        Director of Wild Yoga

About Condor’s Hope:

Steve & Robbie under a flowering olive tree

Steve & Robbie under a flowering olive tree

Condor’s Hope Ranch is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, near Hwy 166 in the Cuyama Valley in Northern Santa Barbara County. Our 5 acre vineyard is in a natural setting adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest. We are off the grid and completely solar powered.

We’re conveniently located in the middle of nowhere for that true get-away feeling!  This will be a special weekend to connect with nature and yourself.

The weekend includes:

  • 4 Workshop Sessions
  • Private meetings with Instructor (optional)
  • Wine Tasting
  • Delicious locally crafted meals 
  • Time for hiking and swimming in our lap pool
  • AND Time to relax and just be!

Click here to see the complete schedule and lodging information.

Registration is limited. To register please complete and submit the form below.

We hope you will join us!                                                                                                                     

Sarah, Robbie & Steve

2020 Spring Writing Workshop Registration

To sign up for the workshop, please complete and submit this form. We will then send an invoice to your e-mail for the deposit. Upon payment, we will send you a confirmation of your registration.
  • Yes! I will be there. Please fill in the following information as the primary registrant on this form.
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  • Registration Fee & Payment Information

    Registration Fee: includes all workshop sessions, all meals and wine, and all activities. Lodging is separate. Full Registration for Wine Club Members: $305.00. Full Registration for Non-Wine Club Members: $350.00. A deposit of $100 per person is required to secure your registration. The balance is due at the workshop.
    The Wine Club Discount is limited to 2 people per membership. You may join the wine club when you submit your registration. To find out more about our Wine Club go to
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  • If you are registering for Spring Writing Workshop as a non-wine club member, or some of your group will be registered as non-wine club members, please put the number below.
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  • Space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a ‘first come first serve’ basis. $100 deposit per person is due with registration. After you submit your registration, you will receive an e-invoice for your deposit to your e-mail from Square. This is easy and secure to pay online. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your reservation.
  • Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given for cancellations prior to April 1st; sorry, no deposit refunds after April 1st. The balance due can be paid upon your arrival. However, any cancellations after April 24th will be responsible for full payment of the registration fee.

    Below is a list of available accommodations at Condor's Hope. For full descriptions, please see the weekend schedule. In addition, The Cuyama Buckhorn is offering a 20% discounted price at their newly renovated inn as a special for our visitors. You can contact them directly regarding room availability at:
  • If you are planning to stay at Condor's Hope, please mark two or more of the choices that you are interested in. If you have a specific preference, please let us know in the comment section at the bottom of the form.
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    We look forward to sharing Condor's Hope Vineyard and the Spring Writing Workshop with you. You should receive an e-mail invoice from Square within 24 hours.
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