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.

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

Olive Oil

Our dry-farmed, Italian varietal olive trees were harvested in November 2019 yielding a zesty, vibrant, grassy oil. Use fresh. Only 100 gallons produced.

2018 Zinfandel

Our newest Zin release is beautifully complex yet balanced, fruit forward filling your mouth with an essence of rich blackberry fruit, and a dry smooth finish.

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

The Land Knows You’re There
Writing Retreat
May 8-10, 2020

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COVID-19 Shelter in Place Update: Based on California’s status, we will decide 2 weeks prior to the event whether we can hold it. We will postpone it if unable to hold it in May (most likely until Fall). At this time we ask you to fill out the registration form to let us know if…

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Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

Condor's Hope Ranch, Northern Santa Barbara County |

Join us in the Cuyama Valley for a tasting of our organic and dry-farmed wines! The 2 hour visit will include a tour of our dry-farmed vineyard, wine and olive tasting and appetizers. Visits will be $60 for parties between 1 and 4, and $15 per additional person after that. No fee for wine club members.…

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Memorial Weekend Spring Work Party
May 23-25, 2020

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COVID-19 Shelter in Place Update: Based on California’s status, we will decide 2 weeks prior to the event whether we can hold it.   At this time we ask you to fill out the registration form to let us know if you are interested in being kept updated. If we don’t see you in May, we…

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