Hidden Hills’ vineyards are planted on Mount Airy Channery loam soils which are between 500-540 feet above sea level. The soils are a loamy alluvium from a bedrock of phyllite, greenstone, and mica schist. Channery is a geological term used to describe a soil that contains more than 15% of thin, flat fragments of slate, shale, or schist. The Mount Airy complex is classified by a 25-80% channer content. The importance of this to our grapes is that it makes for an exceedingly desirable deep, very well-drained soil.
Pair that with beautifully-oriented slopes and you have the perfect growing conditions for our vines.