December was a time to gather with Condor’s Hope friends in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz for holiday festivities. Thanks to our wine club hosts—Melissa Smith and Charlie Hale in Santa Barbara and Shelly Errington in Santa Cruz. For us, it’s so special to bring folks together and see them connect with each other while sipping on a glass of Condor’s Hope wine. We had special treats at each event. In Santa Barbara, Matt Gamarra–baker at Loaf Osos Bakery served his freshly-baked sourdough breads perfect for dipping in our robust olive oil. In Santa Cruz, we enjoyed locally made tamales and fun music from Paul & Emily and friends.

As has become our tradition, we held a raffle of our vintage wines plus other prizes with the ticket donations going to Los Padres Forest Watch (in Santa Barbara) and Community Agroecology Network (in Santa Cruz).

Here’s to wishing everyone peace and joy in 2020.

Please enjoy the photos below.