Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farms, is 44 acres of land nestled in the rolling Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, with beautiful vistas without a neighbor in sight.
Established in 2010, we have been gradually expanding our operation to include farming & ranching guided by the principles of regenerative agriculture & sustainability.
Currently we farm vineyards planted to Pinot Noir, and have patches of gardens where we grow organic vegetables.. We farm with minimal use of inputs and follow organic practices in our gardens.
Our sheep grazing on the vineyard
The Log Cabin
Built in 2001 by world-renowned builders Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, the cabin has been featured in TV shows, music videos and photo shoots. Built of solid spruce logs imported from B.C., the house itself is a unique addition to the Ranch and houses many of our ranch dinners, cooking classes & other events, and makes a beautiful backdrop to any project.
We offer the main Log Cabin house and the guest cabin for lease or for your film or photo project.
We have been excited to host many commercial photo shoots here at the ranch including the likes of Wrangler, Yellowtail and EQL by Kerrits. We have also been the setting for a few music videos as well over the years. Our rolling hills, scenic views and large parking & turn around spots make it the perfect venue for your next project. We also offer ranch props and animals, as well as the Log Cabin and Red Barn of course. To inquire about your next project, send us a message.
Hidden Canyon Ranch is located between the cities of Buellton & Lompoc, just off of highway 246 in rural Lompoc.
5425 Campbell Road
Lompoc, California 93436
To work in harmony with all of nature’s elements.
We ranch sheep without the use of hormones & antibiotics and always keep them on pasture, moving them from one part of the ranch to the next where they get lots of fresh grass to graze and help keep our soil healthy. This creates a delicious, mild and extremely nutritious meat that we sell directly to you. All of our meat is USDA processed. Just contact us here (link to email here pls) to see what cuts are available.
Several other helpful creatures call the ranch home & comprise our animal operation. We treat all of our animals humanely and with great respect for the role they play in our little bio-diverse universe.
Growing up as the daughter of a zookeeper, Erin has always had a love of animals. Many a day was spent behind the scenes at the zoo and at home, with the menagerie she had accumulated. She learned to fly hawks & falcons, raise ducks, care for snakes and tend to bunnies. And Erin learned gardening at the knee of her mother, a master gardener, able to grow veggies from the most urban of spaces.
Attending college at UCLA, Erin’s interests turned to social justice issues. After graduation, Erin went on to study law at Loyola Law School, earning her J.D., and heading off to practice in New Orleans at a firm specializing in the rights of women & children. Eventually returning to her native California, Erin left her career in law to become a full-time mother, her most rewarding career choice to date.
As her kids grew older, Erin decided to return to school, this time for a degree in holistic health coaching, something she had been studying on her own for years. And it was her practice as a health coach that led her to the understanding that good health is fueled by good food, and good food comes from healthy soil & farming practices.
So it was only natural that Erin would begin to put this knowledge to work on her Ranch, first on the small vineyard, next on the hay crops and then on to the chickens. Gradually, large garden beds have been added, composting is going strong, the sheep & chicken flocks are expanding and the little biodiverse universe is growing by the day.
In her day to day running of the Ranch, Erin draws from the principles of regenerative agriculture, biodynamics & sustainability. And a constant awareness that mother nature is really the one in charge.
Our vineyard is managed by Tripp Adams of Tripp Wines. He also serves as the full-time winemaker for LaBarge Vineyards, our neighbor in the Santa Rita Hills.
With a rare triple threat background in farming, wine production, and lab analysis, Tripp is able to focus on each detail, from the first leaf to the final label on the bottle, striving for perfection at every step. Tripp Wines sources its grapes exclusively from Santa Barbara County, including the Pinot Noir vineyard here at Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farms.
Our vineyard of pinot noir was planted in 2011. It is being farmed according to regenerative principles to encourage soil health, plant health and overall ranch health.
Zoey the Ranch Dog
We adopted Marley, a sweet old Arabian, in his younger years. He gave us lots of joyful rides on the Ranch and now he spends his old man years roaming from pasture to pasture with the rest of the herd, adding his contribution to soil health while enjoying his happy life. He loves carrots and rubs behind the ears.
Our Border Collie Patch is our official greeter. They are the friendliest dogs you will ever meet, unless you are a coyote, a gopher, or an airship (we’ll explain that one later!). Patch’s special talent is his soccer playing ability and Frito has a special way of reminding you of his presence. You’ll see 😉
Weed abatement, fertilizing, grazing the cover crop in the vineyards, and delicious, pasture-raised meat that’s also hormone free & organic. What more can we say? We love our sheep!
Our tribe is a motley crew who have been adopted from various owners in the area. They love to be brushed, fed, and loved on. In exchange, they keep us supplied with their leftover hay that they leave their nutrient rich excrement in. And you guessed it – it goes in our composting. It’s a win win for all of us!