Spectacular views and sustainably farmed wines.
Almost the last farm along the Annandale Road, up past Guardian Peak and Ernie Els, the drive to Hidden Valley already feels like an adventure! That’s before you’ve even had your first sip of the award-winning wines.
High on the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains, on the umbrella-shaded terrace, you feel on top of the world ensconced in nature and surrounded by incredible views over vineyards, olive trees and almond orchards towards Stellenbosch.
Another thing to love about Hidden Valley is its firm focus on ecological farming practices and conservation efforts that led to it being named one of SA’s 40 WWF conservation champions.
It’s well worth taking a stroll through the beautiful sculpture-dotted fynbos gardens and along the nature trail through a wild olive forest to soak up the tranquillity before or after your wine tasting.
Wine tasting at Hidden Valley
Exceptional terroir and the masterly hand of winemaker Annalie van Dyk are evident in each glass of the six elegant Hidden Valley wines that make up their classic tasting:
- Hidden Valley sauvignon blanc
- Hidden Valley sauvignon blanc-viognier
- Hidden Treasure
- Hidden Gems
- Hidden Secret
- Hidden Valley merlot
Cost R90 for 6 wines
Decadent Belgian chocolates with a tasting glass of wine or five? Who could resist! Each one is designed to bring out the best of their wine partners, so a litchi and lemon goes with the sauvignon blanc, all the way through to dark chocolate with chilli and cherry for the complex and layered Hidden Secret red blend.
Cost R140 for five wine-and-chocolate pairings (booking in advance is essential)
Cheese & Charcuterie platters
You won’t want to leave these views in a hurry, so rather take time to unwind and settle in for a relaxed afternoon, extending your tasting into a light lunch with a generous charcuterie and cheese platter featuring cold meats and olives, nuts and pickles with sumptuous cheeses from Dalewood Fromage.
Cost R375 per platter for two (booking in advance is essential)
Good to know Hidden Valley makes its own olive products and extra-virgin olive oils.
Opening times Daily, 9am – 5pm (winter); 9am – 6pm (summer)
Contact 021 880 2646, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
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