October newsletter  

  An exciting month is upon us as we see evidence of summer creeping back into our glorious valley. Expanses of green fill the vineyards as our vines explode into fertility, marking the start of what is to be our 2015 vintage.   Speaking of fertility, we need mention with great pride, the introduction of [...]

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Jill and Simon’s tie the knot at Holden Manz!

We recently had the pleasure of witnessing two very special individuals tie the knot in Franschhoek and be part of their celebration of life together at Holden Manz wine estate. Jill and Simon got married in the nearby NG Kerk with close friends and family from all over the world by their sides. The hosted [...]

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Summer is not complete without…..Holden Manz Rosé ofcourse!

Holden Manz has just released its 2013 Rosé. With a brilliant salmon colour and alcohol level of 13.5%, the wine is as close to the great rosés of Southern France than Miley Cyrus’ new hairstyle is to a statement of adulthood. Half the wine was made from selected blocks and whole bunch pressed before it [...]

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A few words from Schalk – ‘die wynmaker’

We are looking forward to spring to finally arrive after one of the wettest winters in years! Over 3000 mm of rain recorded for this year up to date! We held back on our pruning to avoid any dangers of some frost that might still occur and started pruning only within this week. Soil water [...]

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Celebs hot things up at Franschhoek Uncorked!


Franschhoek Uncorked was hotter than ever this year with local celebs, Cindy Nell and Liezel van der Westhuizen having choosen Holden Manz as their destination of choice this year! The pair, accompanied by their partners joined in the fun with wine lovers uniting on one of Franschhoeks best Uncorked festival yet! Their choice of the [...]

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15 years celebrated with “big G” in Chamonix

Gerard Holden & Migo Manz recently celebrated their 15 year anniversary  together with close friends and family at Hotel Jeu de paume in the  picturesque village of Chamonix in France.   Guests were treated to a steady flow of our flagship Bordeaux blend Big G whilst celebrating this milestone for the two proprietors.   The [...]

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Dont miss us at the Knysna oyster festival!

Now is your chance to get your hands on some award winning Holden Manz  this Knysna oyster festival. Be sure to look out for us!    Now in it’s 7th year the highly acclaimed Knysna Wine Festival will once again host some South Africa’s best wine estates. Meet local winemakers, taste their current releases and [...]

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HM team visits China!


Our winemaker, Schalk Opperman and marketing manager Wayne Buckley recently completed a trip to China to meet with our current clients as well  investigating new business which presented itself in the country. The trip  kicked off in Beijing, followed by Shanghai, Qindao, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.   We are very excited about expanding our wine exports [...]

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Take a look at these pics! Beautiful weddings on our estate!

Here are a few links from weddings we have hosted on our estate… Imagine your special day here!   jeanpierrephotoblog.com/macus-tamsin-wedding-in-franschhoek/ www.theprettyblog.com/wedding-venue/holden-manz/ www.laurenk.co.za/2013/04/holden-manz-franschoek-wedding/ Please feel free to contact Wayne on 082 967 0393 for more details on our packages or email wayne@holdenmanz.com

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