A Tour of the Casa Barranca Estate

The Kiva

Designed by artist Skip Shuckman and Bill Moses, The kiva serves as a sacred place to commune with the natural elements. Traditionally, kivas were used in Native American cultures as a community gathering place, to discuss issues in a circle format, to heat stones for a sweatlodge, or to sit in silence around a communal hearth.

With a seasonal creek flowing alongside the kiva, it's head-high stone walls, ceiling open to the sky, and unrefined beauty, the kiva is a fitting meditation on the interrelation of the elements.

The Casa Barranca Estate and Winery are not open to the public.