Hidden Star Orchards


Johann Smit, Wendy Holm, and their son Orion, along with 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 24 different varieties of hard cider are available at the Hidden Star Camino taproom.


In San Leandro, Hidden Star Orchards uses cold storage for fresh and frozen fruit and operates a commercial kitchen and cidery.