After 5 years of drought the Cuyama Valley, like much of California, turned green. At Condor’s Hope we received over 21 inches of rain. This may not seem like much, but a normal rainfall for us is 15 inches. Streams flowed, the soil was nourished. And this led to a beautiful spring for all to enjoy. The seedbank of wildflowers was waiting for the rain to burst forward in their full color. The vines are beginning to leaf out with strong vine formation. We are all feeling nourished. We have been busy at Condor’s Hope with spring vineyard projects, and definitely took time to enjoy the flowers with family, friends and at our Spring Wildflower & Wine Barbecue on April 1. 40 people gathered together to enjoy food and wine in the vineyard, learn about our dry-farmed vineyard and taste our new releases of Rosé and Pedro Ximénez wines along with our classic Zinfandels and Shiraz. Please enjoy the photos and story below. Also check out our upcoming May events at the vineyard:

Yoga in the Vineyard: May 19-21

Memorial Weekend Spring Work Party: May 27-29