Holden Manz Wine Estate
Holden Manz Wine Estate
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  • MDRedSox
    Newmarket, New Hampshire168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Gem!
    Outstanding wines offered up by David, a very knowledgeable host. We really enjoyed our visit amongst the wine barrels downstairs. Cozy setup and we were not rushed at all. A gem of a stop a bit away from the town center and more than worth the visit! We enjoyed each wine we tasted.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • TerryFol
    Perth, Australia35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great winery with nice reds
    This winery has a lovely setting, a simple but fulfilling menu ( the wagu burger goes well with the red wines). And some nice red wines. David looked after us as we sat in the sun and decided to not move for the afternoon.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Kathy K
    973 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pleasant, cozy tasting room on a rainy day
    Did a premium tasting and lunch. There must have been 9 tastings with generous pours. Way too much. We couldn’t drink the entire glass or we would never have been able to walk out of there. Nice wines, less personalized than our leek and millenaux experience, but still good. Had a tasty Waygu burger on their limited lunch menu. Very reasonable prices.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Fearless65012016644
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply one of the best places that we have stayed at over many years of visiting the a Cape .
    The experience at Holden-Manz was quite lovely . Starting with a very warm and sincere welcome by professional and delightful staff …. Our suite (one of only five suites) was superbly presented ,spacious and well appointed …fabulous artwork throughout the Manor House. Service akin to a top hotel , this is not just a BandB . Nothing was too much trouble and enjoying the gardens became a daily delight . My wife and I could not praise the staff more and we will definitely stay there in the future… a most relaxing two week stay ….. and the three dogs are great fun too .!!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 February 2024
  • Mike_Skidmore
    Northampton, United Kingdom208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous picnic lunch.
    Visited as part of our day’s tour of vineyards on the Blue line of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Had booked a picnic lunch which was absolutely fabulous. Lots of wonderful goodies in the basket, together with a bottle of wine and a bottle of water. Cost of the whole lot was about the cost of the bottle of wine alone in the UK.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Rayan R
    Milnerton, South Africa477 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good wine! Let down by service
    Nice place, Good Wine, let down by service. When I arrived the place was busy, I was getting my next tasting promptly. Then once everyone left, I asked for the bill. Received my last 2 glasses but no bill. 15mins later.. still no bill. It makes it hard to get to your next booking when they refuse to deliver the bill but you can hear them chatting side.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 March 2024
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Bill G
Bury, UK105 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very difficult to write this review as David the Supervisor did all in his power to correct the situation.

We were served by the manager for a wine tasting. We are from Bolton,Uk, where I believe Mr. Holden of Holden Manz is from. We have enjoyed this wine for years and always loved it so was so excited to visit.

On arrival the manager was worse for wear for drink - he enquired on our preferences and then totally ignored these and the 'connoisseur tasting' we had ordered. The harvest board we ordered also did not arrive.

It was awkward as we had to complain to the guy who was the problem. The other staff were embarrassed and said this has happened before many times.

In the end, David and the other staff, fixed the issue and did not charge us for our cheese board and they did all they could to fix the situation.

The team have restored my faith in the wine and the vineyard but the 1 rating remains as someone needs to correct this situation for future guests.

Great wine - still love it!

David was a superstar!
Written 20 April 2024
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Rayan R
Milnerton, South Africa477 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Nice place, Good Wine, let down by service. When I arrived the place was busy, I was getting my next tasting promptly. Then once everyone left, I asked for the bill. Received my last 2 glasses but no bill. 15mins later.. still no bill. It makes it hard to get to your next booking when they refuse to deliver the bill but you can hear them chatting side.
Written 25 March 2024
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LadureeFan
Richmond, VA1,337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What a gorgeous vineyard! And we just happened to meet Gerald Holden as we were leaving, all fawning over an adorable dachsund puppy. What a nice man. No puppy pics! We enjoyed a relaxing light meal -- the Harvest Platter -- with wine tasting and a tour of the cellar. It was a lovely afternoon - and a great place to try a few different wines - after cycling all morning.
Written 13 March 2024
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Mike_Skidmore
Northampton, UK208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Visited as part of our day’s tour of vineyards on the Blue line of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Had booked a picnic lunch which was absolutely fabulous. Lots of wonderful goodies in the basket, together with a bottle of wine and a bottle of water. Cost of the whole lot was about the cost of the bottle of wine alone in the UK.
Written 13 March 2024
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Geovani
Paris, France2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Really enjoyed the best prepared food and the kitchen and serving staff are the amazing at their job, but the owner insulting and belittling the staff in front of customers really killed the vibe with his toxic atmosphere and dampened the mood and we did not enjoy our time seeing this.
Written 17 February 2024
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Fearless65012016644
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The experience at Holden-Manz was quite lovely . Starting with a very warm and sincere welcome by professional and delightful staff …. Our suite (one of only five suites) was superbly presented ,spacious and well appointed …fabulous artwork throughout the Manor House. Service akin to a top hotel , this is not just a BandB . Nothing was too much trouble and enjoying the gardens became a daily delight . My wife and I could not praise the staff more and we will definitely stay there in the future… a most relaxing two week stay ….. and the three dogs are great fun too .!!!
Written 2 February 2024
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Kathy K
loomis ca973 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Did a premium tasting and lunch. There must have been 9 tastings with generous pours. Way too much. We couldn’t drink the entire glass or we would never have been able to walk out of there. Nice wines, less personalized than our leek and millenaux experience, but still good. Had a tasty Waygu burger on their limited lunch menu. Very reasonable prices.
Written 29 September 2023
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TerryFol
Perth, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This winery has a lovely setting, a simple but fulfilling menu ( the wagu burger goes well with the red wines). And some nice red wines. David looked after us as we sat in the sun and decided to not move for the afternoon.
Written 18 September 2023
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KerBee
Muscat, Oman76 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We were really disappointed in our wine tasting. We were staying at the Guest House attached to the estate for our first wedding anniversary and we were given a complimentary wine tasting which was a really lovely surprise. We had booked a trip on the Wine Tram Tour but at breakfast, we were informed that the wine tasting rooms at Holden Manz were expecting us that day so we decided to cut our Wine Tram Tour short in order to fit that in. What a mistake. When we arrived at the Holden Manz estate, we were the only ones there and the staff member that served us seemed a bit irritated that we had even arrived (even though we’d been informed that we were expected). He then gave us each one glass and that was the only glass we got for the entirety of our tasting. He just kept pouring different wines with different colours all into this one glass. After being at some incredible wine estates on the tram tour and experiencing exceptional wine tastings at all of those, we were a bit shocked that this was happening. Every time the staff member popped by to give us a new wine and race through a bit of information on the wine as quickly as he could, he’d then leave to carry on a loud phone conversation he was having with with a distributor where they were clearly having a bit of an argument so we enjoyed that bit of entertainment.
At the other wine farms we had visited that day, the staff were all immaculately and professionally dressed but at Holden Manz, this staff member was dressed very casually in what seemed to be tracksuit pants.

Our two stars for this estate are based purely on the beautiful view of the vineyard and mountains, and the exceptional wine. But don’t worry about giving us a complimentary tasting again. We’d much rather just stay on the tram tour.
Written 8 August 2023
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MDRedSox
Newmarket, NH168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Outstanding wines offered up by David, a very knowledgeable host. We really enjoyed our visit amongst the wine barrels downstairs. Cozy setup and we were not rushed at all. A gem of a stop a bit away from the town center and more than worth the visit! We enjoyed each wine we tasted.
Written 16 July 2023
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