Tierhoek is a distinguished farm of beauty and diversity. Situated high in the peaks (760m) of the Piekenierskloof Mountain, just on the border of the Cederberg. The farm flourishes due to cold, rainy winters and long, warm summers that are cooled down by afternoon Atlantic breezes. The original Sandveld farm was restored by Tony and Shelley Sandell, and is now most renowned for its world-class wines. In addition, the endemic Buchu and Rooibos that grow here are the best that the area has to offer.
Roger graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1999 with a B.Sc Agriculture (Viticulture & Enology), and then travelled to South Australia, Germany and the USA to gain some more experience. He started his South African career at the beautiful Buitenverwachting (2003 -2005) in Constantia, and then headed up the establishment of Tierhoek (2006-present), in the Piekenierskloof. His style of winemaking aims to best express the terroir, but with the goal of making a wine that is very drinkable. He now lives in Cape Town with his wife and 2 dogs, and consults to several farms in the Western Cape. When not making wine he enjoys surfing, reading, and escaping to the mountains.