Xander Grier is the first of the 4th generation of Grier’s to join the family business. Before and during his studies he worked at Villiera and completed the Cape Wine Academy Certificate course. He worked vintages at Villiera, the USA, Australia, Tasmania and Domaine Grier France. In 2013 he was a consulting winemaker at Highlands Road estate in Elgin and then joined La Vierge in the Hemel-en-Aarde for 3 vintages. He moved to Villiera Wines as a full-time winemaker in May 2017.