Hidden Valley has a rich history, and combined with its commitment to “working with nature” as a proud member of the BWI, Hidden Valley has a fascinating story. Learn all about our rich history and our beautiful farm.
The winery is a state of the art, gravity fed cellar built from stone, wood and glass – all purposely selected to present a contemporary yet functional structure. The cellar is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, almond orchards and fynbos gardens, each occupying an integral part of the farms’ ecosystem.
Our vineyards, situated on the northern slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch, are planted on ancient, decomposed granite soils, consisting of deep fertile Oakleaf and Tukulu profiles. This wonderful soil (and the fact that we are 269m above sea level) together with the cool sea breeze result in a very unique and extremely sought after terroir.
Our vineyards were planted in 2002 with the most recent being planted in 2004. This means that the latest planting material and most up to date planting methods were used. The vineyards were planted with great care and all trellised on a double Perold system.
Hidden Valley Farm has also planted 3000 olive trees, a decision which was driven by intuition and passion for the tree and the versatility of its fruits. The fertile soils on the Hidden Valley Farm made a perfect home for these trees and they grew vigorously. A fusion of table and oil varieties now makes up the beautiful silver textured environment around the impressive stonewalls of the wine cellar.
We produce table olives (Nocellara del Belice and Kalamata) as well as olives for pressing of olive oil.
Total farm size: approximately 40 hectares
Total vineyards: approximately 20 hectares
Approximately 70% red; 30% white
Total Olives: approximately 3 hectares
Approximately 30% table olives (Kalamata, Noccelera del Belice), 70% for olive oil (Leccino, Coratina, Frantoio, Mission, Favola).
A small section of the Olive Grove.