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 and enjoy rare wines from our cellar, special events, discounts, and more.

Wine Club

Art by Marcia Burtt

Leaving Condor's Hope

New Releases

Zinfandel

A balance of raspberry fruit up front, full-bodied with smooth tannins, lingering finish of dark chocolate.

2020 Shiraz

Smooth, bright young wine with the true-plum essence of Shiraz.

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

Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

Condor's Hope Ranch, Northern Santa Barbara County |

    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   Enjoy a fun learning experience with farmer-owners Robbie Jaffe and Steve Gliessman as they share with you their climate-appropriate dry-farmed vineyard and taste the vineyard’s wines and olives…

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2022 Community Winegrape Harvests

Condor's Hope Vineyard | 20170818

  We invite you to join us for one of our community grape harvests!   1-2 Weekends Between September 2nd – 25th The grapes tell us when they are ready and then we let you know.   If you want to be notified when the harvests will be, sign up on the Contact List below.…

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Memorial Weekend Spring Work Party
May 28-30, 2022

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Join us for our Annual Spring Work Party Saturday May 28th – Monday May 30thY Come for the whole 3-day weekend, or for part of it. There are lots of spring projects in the vineyard. We provide all of the food including a ranch barbecue and a wonderful wine-tasting. There is beautiful camping in the…

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