MAN began with three friends and an idea: to make a wine that we ourselves would love to buy. Good quality, good value, good packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, but enough to motivate us into action. What do we name it? Keeping peace in the family, we took the first initials of our wives – so this 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. And it’s mostly true.
José Conde, Tyrrel Myburgh and Phillip Myburgh began the project back in 2001. All are involved in the making and the selling of Man Wines; now the original team is further supported by dedicated grape growers from the Perdeberg region in Paarl. From our first wine in 2001 they have grown to producing over 150,000 cases and exporting to 18 countries (and growing still!).
Our wines are about straightforward value for money. We try to make bold, fruity, palate-pleasing, region of Agter-Paarl. With primarily Malmesbury shale soils that have excellent water-retention ability, our vineyards produce wines that are concentrated and flavourful, with a spicy, mineral character that is typical of the area. Our growers are WIETA accredited, which means that we farm in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way.