Gerard Holden, co-owner of Holden Manz, the magnificent boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic Franschhoek mountain views, has been inducted into the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique de Sud, the South African chapter of the worldwide Commanderie that unites wine lovers with a passion for Bordeaux.
Gerard, former chemical engineer and formidable mining financier, is one of 14 new members inducted into this prestigious organisation.
Recognition by the Commanderie cements the dedication of Holden Manz to uphold great wine standards and exceptional quality for Bordeaux-style red wines on South African turf.
The Commanderie de Bordeaux was established in 1952 and includes chapters reaching from New York to Hong Kong. The South African chapter was established in 2011. For more information, visit www.commanderiedebordeauxsouthafrica.com.
The Holden Manz tasting room is open daily from 10h00 to 17h00. Call 021-8762729, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit Holden Manz on Facebook or www.holdenmanz.com. To reach Holden Manz, turn right at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres.
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 33° 56’ 7” S; Longitude: 19° 6’ 54” E.
Photo caption: Gerard Holden, co-owner of wine estate Holden Manz in Franschhoek, was inducted into the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique de Sud, the South African chapter of the worldwide Commanderie de Bordeaux, at a dinner held at De Grendel wine estate. From left to right are Jenny Prinsloo (Franschhoek Wine Valley), Neil Pendock (Director of Public Relations for the Commanderie in South Africa), Gerard Holden (Holden Manz) and Migo Manz (Holden Manz). Photo credit: Tinus van Niekerk