Holden Manz

 

The Vineyard
Located in the top, southern-most 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.

The Winery

Sheltered next to our Franschhoek Kitchen and tasting venue, the Holden Manz Winery features state of the art design which enables our 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 – another way we ensure our wines arrive in the glass in premium condition exhibiting character and bouquet in all its glory.

The recent addition of 65 kW of solar panels has significantly reduced our energy consumption – a big step in our ongoing commitment to sustainable production practises.

The 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!

“Growing up I was continuously exposed to great wines, visiting remarkable vineyards and tasting its creations, but my passion for wine making grew slowly until it became an obvious course I was destined to follow.”

Completing his studies at the Faculty d’Oenologie, University of Bordeaux, in 2004 with a wealth of practical knowledge acquired doing seasonal work in the lauded vineyards of Bordeaux, Thierry soon found himself working as a freelance winemaker at international wineries including Anthonij Rupert Cellar (South Africa), Rudd Estate (Napa Valley, USA) and Katerzina Estate (Bulgaria). It was in 2008 that Thierry went on to join forces with one of France’s best-known wine consultants, Michel Rolland.

A few years later saw him pack his bags to move to South Africa. A deep love for the country along with its diverse terroir (and cultures) made the move easy for Thierry, likely also influenced by his South African wife and 2 year old daughter.

“You encounter different terroir and climates within short distances and I enjoy being able to work with most of the varietals and having the ability to achieve excellent results. I see South Africa as somewhere I can contribute my winemaking experiences and fulfill my personal and professional goals going forward.”

A passionate and out-of-the-box approach combined with a deep respect for preserving the quality of the fruit shows in every bottle he produces, and there is no doubt that his quality-driven approach and thirst for innovation will set new standards in the Holden Manz range – something to look forward to as Thierry continues to delve into the potential bursting from our terroir and grapes alike.

“I am very respectful of the grapes, I love walking the vineyard and trying to understand how a block works. Everyone is of the belief that the vineyard is where everything begins, and it is true, to me the essence is in selecting and marking the difference in the vineyard! Your work in the cellar becomes very simple when you understand your vineyard.”

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Holden Manz
Holden Manz Big G 2013
Article code HOLDENMBIG13
* €26,95 * SRP
in stock
Firm, ripe and structured tannins, backed by well-balanced acidity, sets the tone for a full bodied and elegant wine.The mid palate is saturated with dark fruit, and features a long and lingering finish.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Big G 2013
Firm, ripe and structured tannins, backed by well-balanced acidity, sets the tone for a full bodied and elegant wine.The mid palate is saturated with dark fruit, and features a long and lingering finish.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015
Article code HMCABFRANC15
* €71,50 * SRP
in stock
A subtly fragrant aromatic wine with spice and pepper notes. Enchanting black fruit nose.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015
A subtly fragrant aromatic wine with spice and pepper notes. Enchanting black fruit nose.
*€71,50*SRP
Unit price: €95,33 /
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015 Magnum 1,5l
Article code HMCABFRANC15 MAG
* €166,50 * SRP
in stock
A subtly fragrant aromatic wine with spice and pepper notes. Enchanting black fruit nose.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015 Magnum 1,5l
A subtly fragrant aromatic wine with spice and pepper notes. Enchanting black fruit nose.
*€166,50*SRP
Unit price: €111,00 /
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Article code HMCAB13
* €15,95 * SRP
in stock
Big on the palate with a rich entry of ripe, red berry fruits - the wine’s full mid palate shows complexity in width and depth leading into a smooth, dry finish. Elegantly balanced wood tannins combine well with the fruit.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Big on the palate with a rich entry of ripe, red berry fruits - the wine’s full mid palate shows complexity in width and depth leading into a smooth, dry finish. Elegantly balanced wood tannins combine well with the fruit.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €21,27 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay 2017
Article code HMCHARD17
* €26,95 * SRP
in stock
The palate is sumptuous with good weight in the mouth. Complex and elegant; tropical notes, freshly picked apricots, pineapple, a slight nuttiness and green lemons vie for attention; all matched with a keen line of acidity.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay 2017
The palate is sumptuous with good weight in the mouth. Complex and elegant; tropical notes, freshly picked apricots, pineapple, a slight nuttiness and green lemons vie for attention; all matched with a keen line of acidity.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay Reserve 2017
Article code HMCHARD17
* €56,50 * SRP
in stock
A bright, sparky nose with nuances of freshly baked shortbread, citrus peel, lemon biscuit, toasted almonds, brioche and clementine
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay Reserve 2017
A bright, sparky nose with nuances of freshly baked shortbread, citrus peel, lemon biscuit, toasted almonds, brioche and clementine
*€56,50*SRP
Unit price: €75,33 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chenin Blanc 2018
Article code HMCHENIN18
* €15,95 * SRP
in stock
An elegant lighted perfumed example of Chenin Blanc with symphonic notes of Jasmine, apple blossom and a whiff of peach.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chenin Blanc 2018
An elegant lighted perfumed example of Chenin Blanc with symphonic notes of Jasmine, apple blossom and a whiff of peach.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €21,67 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Good Sport Cape Vintage 2010
Article code HMGOODSP10
* €26,95 * SRP
in stock
The nose is intense showing flavours of fruit cake and ripe raisins. Hints of cassis and
dark berry fruits.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Good Sport Cape Vintage 2010
The nose is intense showing flavours of fruit cake and ripe raisins. Hints of cassis and
dark berry fruits.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Merlot Reserve 2015
Article code HMMERLOTRES15
* €56,50 * SRP
in stock
Expect dark fruits, blueberries, cherries and tobacco on entry support the overall palate of fruit and balanced acidity.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Merlot Reserve 2015
Expect dark fruits, blueberries, cherries and tobacco on entry support the overall palate of fruit and balanced acidity.
*€56,50*SRP
Unit price: €75,33 /
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Merlot Reserve 2015 Magnum 1,5l
Article code HMMERLOTRES15MAG
* €124,95 * SRP
in stock
Expect dark fruits, blueberries, cherries and tobacco on entry support the overall palate of fruit and balanced acidity.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Merlot Reserve 2015 Magnum 1,5l
Expect dark fruits, blueberries, cherries and tobacco on entry support the overall palate of fruit and balanced acidity.
*€124,95*SRP
Unit price: €83,30 /
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Rosé 2017
Article code HMROSE17
* €10,95 * SRP
in stock
Bright, beautiful salmon pink with a peach hue.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Rosé 2017
Bright, beautiful salmon pink with a peach hue.
*€10,95*SRP
Unit price: €14,60 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Shiraz 2013
Article code HMSHIRAZ13
* €15,95 * SRP
in stock
A clean and subtle entry shows ripe, soft and chewy tannins that elegantly compliment the subtle sweet flavours of red fruits, notably dark-ripe cherries. Supporting wood tannins brings the mid-palate to life with length and depth.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Shiraz 2013
A clean and subtle entry shows ripe, soft and chewy tannins that elegantly compliment the subtle sweet flavours of red fruits, notably dark-ripe cherries. Supporting wood tannins brings the mid-palate to life with length and depth.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €21,27 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Syrah Reserve 2014
Article code HMSYRAHRES14
* €68,50 * SRP
in stock
Floral with hints of violets combined with spices and white pepper. Expressive notes of blackberry and blueberry.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Syrah Reserve 2014
Floral with hints of violets combined with spices and white pepper. Expressive notes of blackberry and blueberry.
*€68,50*SRP
Unit price: €91,33 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Vernissage 2014
Article code HMVERNISSAGE14
* €10,95 * SRP
in stock
Ripe and allowing tannins show beautiful balance with a soft and lingering finish. Spice, tobacco and cassis flavours permeate
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Vernissage 2014
Ripe and allowing tannins show beautiful balance with a soft and lingering finish. Spice, tobacco and cassis flavours permeate
*€10,95*SRP
Unit price: €14,60 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Visionaire 2013
Article code HMVISIONAIRE13
* €15,95 * SRP
in stock
Aromas of spice and fresh plum greet the nose, and develop to show further whiffs of fynbos and herbs. Firm yet refined tannins tantalise the palate alongside elegant flavours of violets, spiced quince and a hint of tomato bredie.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Visionaire 2013
Aromas of spice and fresh plum greet the nose, and develop to show further whiffs of fynbos and herbs. Firm yet refined tannins tantalise the palate alongside elegant flavours of violets, spiced quince and a hint of tomato bredie.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €21,27 / Liter