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
- Cabernet Sauvignon,
Reasons to visit
- Friendly, homely service
- 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
10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Saturday
Coffee Shop hours
Monday to Saturday 09:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 to 11:30 pre-booked breakfasts only