The unique balance of New- and Old-World wine styles is a feature of South Africa and perhaps best reflected in Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. At MAN Family Wines we achieve this style thanks to the excellent grapes from the Agter-Paarl region. The shale soil’s impressive water retention results in concentrated, flavourful grapes. 20% of the wine is matured in oak barrels for 12 months - giving the bold, juicy red berry fruit an elegant touch of oak spice.
Red meats, traditional European cuisine and a variety of rich pasta dishes are perfect companions for the Ou Kalant Cabernet Sauvignon.
It all started as a simple plan: to make a wine that we’d love to buy. We wanted quality wine that offered excellent value and great packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, perhaps, but enough to motivate us into action.
Of course, first we had to come up with a name. To keep peace in the families, we took our wives’ initials (we each have one wife) - that 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 mostly it’s true.
We are Jose Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh. We started making wine together in 2001. We’re further supported by a group of dedicated grape growers from the Agter-Paarl region.
From our first 300 cases made in a tractor shed, we have grown to producing over 175 000 cases per year and exporting to 25 countries. Our biggest selling wines are our chenin blanc and cabernet sauvignon, but our area is also well known for shiraz and pinotage. And we think our other wines are pretty good, too.