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.

The 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.

Dry Farmed Wines & 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 Club Condor and enjoy rare wines from our cellar, special events, discounts, and more.

Club Condor

Art by Marcia Burtt

Leaving Condor's Hope

New Releases

2022 Zinfandel

This third drought year plus a late spring freeze yielded limited tiny, concentrated clusters producing a rich fruit forward Zin that delights the palette with essences of fresh raspberries, currant, and pomegranate.

2023 Olive Oil

Full in the mouth with a grassy, peppery finish.

Events

Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

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  We will be closed for tastings until March 9th. A Wine Tasting Experience in the Vineyard Join us in the Cuyama Valley for a tasting of our organic, dry-farmed wines! Reservations are required To request a visit, fill out the form below and our events coordinator will contact you shortly. Please note dates we…

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Santa Barbara Holiday Gathering

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You’re invited to our Santa Barbara Holiday Gathering  Saturday, December 2nd   1:00 – 5:00 PM   Enjoy wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres Pick up your Winter Solstice Club Condor Selection   Join us in tasting wines from our new releases as well as some of our older vintages along with wonderful appetizers featuring Condor’s…

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Santa Cruz Holiday Gathering

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You’re invited to our Santa Cruz Holiday Gathering  Sunday, December 10th 1:00 – 5:00 PM     Enjoy wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres Listen to live music Pick up your Winter Solstice Club Condor Selection   Join us at our home on the westside of Santa Cruz in tasting wines from our new releases as…

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