Things To Do in ClanwilliamTierhoek Wines
Where? Tierhoek is located in the Cederberg, between Clanwilliam and Citrusdal, Western Cape
When? By Appointment Only.
How? Call +27 (0)22 921-3595
How much? Price on request
Dating back as far as 1886 Tierhoek is one of the oldest surviving, original, Sandveld farms on the African West coast. All 715 hectares of this wonderfully diverse farm can be found situated high up in the picturesque peaks of the Piekernierkloof, bordering the majestic Cedarberg Mountain Range. The farm is said to flourish “due to the cold, rainy winters and long summers that are cooled down by afternoon Atlantic breezes.”
Tierhoek has a selection which includes Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Noir and Straw wines with the Chenin as its flagship which made from low yielding 30 year old trellised vines and barrel fermented in French Oak. All the Tierhoek wines also benefit from ageing in the bottle.
Owners Tony and Shelley Sandal can be credited for restoring the derelict farm to its original Sandveld Style in recent times’, as well as with nurturing the vineyards towards the renowned status they hold today. In addition to its elegant wines, the farm also has, on its estate, the finest Buchu and Rooibos bushes from which tea is produced.