MAN Vintners

27218617759 Oude Nektar Wine Estate Jonkershoek Road
Stellenbosch, 7600
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This MAN thing began with three friends and an idea: to make a wine that we ourselves would love to buy. Good quality, excellent value, and cool packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, but enough to motivate us to action. What do we call it? Keeping peace in the family, we took the initials of our wives. (We each have one, that is.) So that is how we explained to Marie, Anette, and Nicky that we were going to be "busy" most weekends. It's for you! we told them. Could've slapped on something cute and furry but the world doesn't need another critter label. We are trying to do something different. It's the WINES we're excited about! Bold and gutsy, reflecting our extreme terroir. Grape growing in the Perdeberg Hills is not for wimps. There is little rainfall, so you have to be in tune with your vineyards. Too much crop or too much stress and you end up with grapes that can't ripen, or worse. But this is grape growing heaven for generations of our farmers. There are no fat, Read more »

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  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

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  • Hi All,  I hope you all have great Holiday season.I bought some Champagne and other sparkling white wine today and for the first time noticed there is no year indicated on the label. I haven't noticed that before.I am guessing it is only new to me.But I wonder why not all wines indicate the year and what does it mean, if at all.Thanks for your i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Year Label?


  • One Canadian wine enthusiast is experience success in his Tokyo wine store, which sells only wines from the Great White North. In a recent interview with Canadian news outlet CBC, owner Jamie Paquin said his store, called Heavenly Vines, offers a unique selection of high-quality wines which have piqued the interest of a city of oenophiles and fo... Read More

    From the article Canadian Wines Making a Killing In Tokyo


  • Yesterday I presented a brief overview of Washington state to help put what follows in context. I spent a week traveling the region recently and was franklyunsure of how these articles would play out. I didn’t know exactly what to expect and was prepared to write apair of articles on Washington Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Syrah, bu... Read More

    From the article Which Wine in Walla Walla?


  • Man Vintners Chenin Blanc 2013

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    Beautiful citrus flavors with excellent acidity making this wine very crisp and posessing a body that won't quit. Read More

    Wine review by bartenderstud


  • Protea Red Blend 2011

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    65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% ShirazThe label, all very well designed one would think, directs you to find blackberry, espresso and spice in this wine. I certainly find the spice on the nose, but more weedy herbal character and black currant fruit than blackberry or espresso. Its a gentle nose, Cabernet driven though creamy and slightly... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Man Vintners Chenin Blanc 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Kimma B


  • Man Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Wine review by jd98


  • Man Family Wines Ou Kalant Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Wine review by jd98


  • Man Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    ruby color....earthy, rich red fruit with hints of oak...moderate finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Man Vintners Chenin Blanc 2012

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    Wine review by swatshots


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