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Manley Wine Estate- A young wine estate, making its mark.

Manley Wine Estate – a young estate making its mark in the Tulbagh valley

A boutique wine estate, with a short history yet producing outstanding wines. Manley Wine Estate was bought as a working dairy, sheep and guest farm by David Manley Jordan in June 1996. Manley wine estate later upgraded the guest house, a new dam and of course, a few vines.

A little about Manley Wine Estate

Whereas Tulbagh gained its name from Rijk Tulbagh who was governor of the Cape between 1751 and 1771, Manley Wine Estate, was bought as a working dairy, sheep and guest farm by David Manley Jordan in June 1996, who named the farm.

Manley has very poor shale soil, which reduces the yield and results in a smaller grape berry. This may be bad for fruit farming in the valley, but for vines, relates to a better proportion of skin to juice. The wines, therefore, have great depth and subtle to robust tannins. Uniquely, the estate has used Hungarian and German oaks for their wine barrels.

Manley Wine Estate gives you the feeling that you’re enjoying fine wine with friends and family.

Manley Wine Estate Cellar at a glance

Wines of note

  • Pinotage,
  • Shiraz,
  • Cabernet Sauvignon,
  • Ros矇


Joshua Blommestein


Markus Ehehalt

Reasons to visit

  • Friendly, homely service
  • Pinotage
  • Comfortable guest House
  • Central location for a Tulbagh visit
  • Family-friendly accommodation.

Best time to visit

This is an all-year destination, with a winter fireplace and alfresco (outside) summer tables.

What to do at the Manley Wine Estate

Highlights of the estate

  • Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Comfortable and family Accommodation
  • A great estate, for an intimate, romantic wedding
  • Conferencing facilities
  • Breathtaking Views over vineyards and the Saronsberg mountain
  • Great little restaurant

Things to do or see

  • Wine tasting
  • Cafe and farm-style food
  • Mountain biking
  • Bird watching


  • Several outdoor activities are available in the area, such as hiking and mountain biking, as well as walking through the historic town of Tulbagh.


Manley Wine Estate is a great base to explore the surrounding valley.


No regular festivals, but please enquire at the wine estate.

Contact Wine Estate

website: Manley
Contact: Enquiries
Tel: +2723 007 0009

Social Media

Facebook: Manley
Instagram: Manley
Twitter: Manley

Wine tasting

Opening hours:

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Saturday

Coffee Shop hours

Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday 09:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 to 11:30 pre-booked breakfasts only

More vineyards on the Tulbagh wine route

Tulbagh Wine Route

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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