Hidden Star Orchards


Johann Smit and Wendy Holm, along with 6 full-time and 6 part-time employees


Johann and Wendy collaborate to bring specialty fruit products to Bay Area farmers markets, including fresh and hard apple ciders, applesauces, preserves, fruit extracts, and dried fruits.

Hidden Star Orchards has a Cider Barn taproom in Apple Hill, open year-round, where they pour hard cider produced at their cidery in San Leandro. About 16 different varieties of hard cider are available at the Hidden Star Camino taproom.


Operations in San Leandro include cold storage for fresh and frozen fruit and a commercial kitchen and cidery where fruit products are made.