About Us

It's the wines we're excited about! Bold and gutsy, reflecting our extreme terroir.

It's the wines we're excited about! Bold and gutsy, reflecting our extreme terroir. 

Our wines are about straightforward value for money. We try to make bold, fruity, palate-pleasing, modern-styled wines that have a sense of place. We focus on one region: the Perdeberg Hills 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.

The design elements from the label and capsules are borrowed from traditional African motifs that appear in local fabrics, engravings, and beadwork. 

The men behind MAN

Charles Back (partner) is widely considered to be one of South Africa's leading winemakers and perhaps its most dynamic wine entrepreneur. Charles owns the well-known Fairview and Spice Route wineries and is the creator of the hit Goats Do Roam wine brand. (www.fairview.co.za)

Jose Conde (partner) spent 10 years in New York City and 5 in Tokyo only to realise that what he really wanted was to live in a small town at the tip of Africa. He is the owner/winemaker of Stark-Conde Wines in Stellenbosch, his Cabernet Sauvignons have twice been chosen as Platter 5-star wines and each has been rated 90pts or above by Wine Spectator magazine. (www.stark-conde.co.za).

Married to Marie.

Tyrrel Myburgh (winemaker, partner) is the youngest member of the team and therefore must do most of the work. His philosophy degree comes in very handy when cleaning out the tanks. Actually,he has the lion's share of the winemaking responsibilities so is a highly stressed guy. He is a 5th generation farmer in Paarl and is theowner/winemaker of the award-winning Joostenberg Wines. (www.joostenberg.com)  

Married to Anette.

Philip Myburgh (local sales & marketing) is Tyrrel's older brother, and is the one with worldly knowledge and enviable style (compared to Tyrrel who is rarely let off the farm). Philip gets to wear nice clothes and a tie and give tastings to important people. He flies to Johannesburg where he meets industry players and likes to tell the rest of the team exciting stories about the glamorous city. Co-owner of Joostenberg Wines.

Married to Nicky. 

MAN Family Wines