Hidden Valley Wines
Cape Winelands,  DESTINATIONS,  Stellenbosch,  Western Cape

Hidden Valley Wines: A fusion of innovation and great wine

Hidden Valley Wines is a hidden gem in the Stellenbosch region of the Cape Winelands. True to its name, it snugly rests in the hills at the end of a long, narrow drive. The winery, with its cutting-edge gravity-fed cellar, is a gorgeous blend of stone, wood, and glass. This beautiful contemporary design is eye-catching and sets the tone for a great wine tasting experience.

Hidden Valley Wines

Hidden Valley’s commitment to conservation

Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, almond orchards and fynbos gardens, Hidden Valley is dedicated to conservation. Recognized as a WWF Conservation Champion, they actively contribute to preserving their natural surroundings. This is evidenced through their nature walks, eco-friendly farming methods and even a recycling worm farm.

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The tale of Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley’s story began when Dave Hidden fell in love with the land during his university days. He subsequently planted the first vineyards in 2002. Over time, Dave shaped Hidden Valley into what it is today. However, in 2015, he decided to sell, passing the reins to Riaan Stassen. Under Riaan’s care, Hidden Valley then entered a new phase. He added his own touches by bringing in art, like the life-sized face sculpture created by sculptor Willie Botha. Now, this iconic face is not just on wine labels but also in various garden artworks, adding an artistic flair to Hidden Valley.

Billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s recent acquisition of Hidden Valley Wines brings optimistic developments for the estate, as he actively pursues the promotion of the wines to collectors and enthusiasts.

Wine Tasting at Hidden Valley

Covering a total of 40 hectares, Hidden Valley farm dedicates 20 hectares to vineyards, with a focus on reds (70%) but also featuring remarkable white wines. The tasting patio is a lovely space to enjoy the wines of Hidden Valley, with amazing views of the vineyards and mountains. They currently offer a selection of 5 wines for R100 ($5) per person.

Wine Tasting at Hidden Valley

Wine Pairing Options

The wine and chocolate pairing features five chocolates carfefully matched with five wines to bring out the best flavors in each.

They also offer an exciting new pairing experience – Bubbles and Dessert. A sparkling Sauvignon Blanc pairs with Chocolate Millionaires Cake, the Brut with Flourless Tonka Bean Chocolate Cake, and the Brut Rosé with Baked Cheesecake. It’s a delicious way to enjoy the perfect combination of wines and desserts at Hidden Valley.

Please note that for the tasting and pairings, advance reservations are necessary, especially during weekends.

Olive excellence

Hidden Valley has over 3000 olive trees producing award-winning extra virgin olive oil and table olives. Since they make small batches, some olive products may not be available, and they don’t sell olives commercially. To try their olives, visit Hidden Valley for a tasting. Note: Check with Hidden Valley directly before visiting due to limited availability.

Still looking for more things to do at Hidden Valley?

Learn about winemaking with their cellar tours, guiding you through the modern gravity-fed cellar, stainless steel tanks, maturation cellar, and barrel room.

For a short and enjoyable nature walk suitable for all ages, take the full loop around the dam and gardens, which lasts about 20-25 minutes.

Hidden Valley is also famous for its picnics. You can enjoy pre-packed baskets in a private garden area or enjoy the view by the dam or on the shaded lawns.

Be sure to check out Guardian Peak Winery & Grill just a 5 minute drive from Hidden Valley. They have a lovely restaurant with beautiful views over the valley.

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