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14/10/2020 Holden Manz have won many awards for their delightful wines including the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2020. This time Gold medal winner with 94 points is Visionaire 2014.

The Holden manz wine estate is nestled between the franschhoek and stoney brook rivers amidst the majestic mountain range of the franschhoek valley.The 'franschhoek kitchen' restaurant above the boutique winery welcomes you to fresh,local,organic food and fine wine, picnics, saturday markets with braai and fun for the whole family.They cater for events and weddings and africology spa is renowned for its perfect setting and pampering service and treatments.The five star manor house with its seven suites is positioned away from the active restaurant/winery building amongst ancient trees where two rivers meet. a perfect place to escape and find your own little bit of franschhoek paradise.

Winery

Sheltered next to the Franschhoek Kitchen and tasting venue,the Holden Manz Winery features state of the art design which enables the winemaker to fully express the terroir and its fruits in every possible way.With average production sitting at 100 tonnes of manually harvested, high quality grapes, an intimate approach with emphasis on ‘attention to detail’ is maintained throughout.Smaller tanks allow for separate, small-batch fermentations,while an open-plan barrel cellar provides our winemaker the access to tend to each barrel individually.A smooth flow from delivery to bottling rounds off the winery, minimising handling and shock on the wines.

Vineyard

Located in the top, southernmost corner of the Franschhoek Valley, in the embrace of its spectacular mountains, the 22 hectare Holden Manz Wine Estate is situated between the Franschhoek River and Stony Brook at 300 meters above sea level. An exclusive grower of red grapes, the Estate only cultivates its top 16 hectares under vineyards, notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot. Long, cold and wet winters allow the vines to rest well, while hot dry summers and a gentle autumn allows for slow ripening. Featuring a rich and diverse terroir influenced by its unique natural surroundings, with 3 different soil types and a marked seasonal climate, the estate’s vineyards are perfectly suited to our intention – the production of ultra-premium wines made for the discerning wine connoisseur.

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Winemaker

Winemaker Thierry Haberer, has been making wine around the world for more than a decade, with roots that go back earlier than that his grandfather was a vine grower in Morocco and later a producer in Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean Sea where his father still makes wine today.

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Wines

Holden Manz have won many awards for their delightful wines including the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2020. This time Gold medal winner with 94 points is Visionaire 2014.

Gold medal winner with 94 points is Holden Manz Visionaire 2014

The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness to enable the correct balance between sugar and phenolic components.Individual varieties were bunch and berry sorted,crushed and de-stalked to tank.Fermentation was initiated after 3 day cold soaking.Minimal additions were made to preserve the true cultivar characters of the grapes and to minimize the man-made impact on the wine. After careful blending trials and numerous test tastings the final blend combined a variety of batches each contributing to make this a balanced, expressive and fruit driven wine.

Online Order: Distributors or wine buyers can call +27 21 876 2738.

Or reach out to the team on winery@holdenmanz.com.