Hidden Valley Wines and Vineyards Australia
Our philosophy is to produce the best wines possible from fruit sourced from the specific Australian region that best suits a particular grape variety and style. In other words, if Shiraz grows best in a certain area, then we will go there and pick the best fruit. This way our wines are simply the best they can be.
The best grapes, traditional techniques and attention to detail
The winery is designed to follow traditional winemaking techniques. The red grapes are picked by hand before being cooled to around 5°C and then sorted on a conveyor belt. Prior to pressing the crushed grapes (with some whole bunch inclusion) are placed in open fermenters and cold soaked for 7 days. Once fermentation initiates the fermentation caps are hand plunged 6 to 8 times daily.
Excellence in wine, unique experiences and lasting memories form the basis of Hidden Valley Estate. This has been at the pinnacle of the wine and gourmet scene within Australia for decades. Located in the heart of the Victoria - one of Australia’s great wine regions - Hidden Valley Estate Winery selects the very best varietals not just locally, but from individual vineyards throughout Australia.
This process starts with pruning the grape vines, hand picking the grapes, plunging of red skins and even the time honoured technique of "pigeage" (foot stomping) of red skins. These are laborious, time consuming, and expensive - but essential in making fine wine.