Manley Wine Estate is a boutique wine farm and private cellar situated in the beautiful countryside of the Tulbagh Valley in the Cape Winelands. The estate offers wine tastings and sales, country-style bed and breakfast as well as self-catering accommodation, conferencing facilities, and a function venue for weddings and private parties.
The estate was established by the late David Manley Jordan in 1996 and is called Manley after his middle name. Today, Manley Private Cellar is a registered, multi-award-winning wine estate. Most of the output is sold overseas, shipping largely to the UK and also many other European countries.
In August 2020 Manley Wine Estate and Private Cellar were acquired by Markus Ehehalt, a former Bosch engineer from Germany with great enthusiasm for wine and deep love for the Tulbagh area. Elias Kuhl Mihopulos, also a German engineer from Bosch, became a business partner later after the purchase.
Markus received formal wine education in Germany to dive deeper into the sophisticated world of wine production. His vision is to re-establish Manley Wine Estate into a prestigious South African boutique winery and guest farm, a small haven in the countryside of Tulbagh.
The young and ambitious Joshua van Blommestein has been newly appointed as Manley Wine Estate’s winemaker. Joshua studied at Elsenburg College where he obtained a degree in Oenology and Viticulture, and brings with him a passion for wine and believes that the art of indulging in the process of winemaking can change anyone’s view on great wine. “I put my heart and soul into each bottle just to see people ponder into the art and beauty of what we call wine.”
Manley Wine Estate takes sustainable farming very seriously, implementing 100% waste recycling measures, releasing their first vegan wines and switching completely to renewable energy sources.