Our History

Originally from Bordeaux where our family owns 3 wine estates, we fell in love with South Africa during our many travels to the country.

Our dream was to combine both, the Old & the New World, to make wines close to our vision of perfection. Therefore, we decided to purchase this boutique wine estate of 32 hectares (including 24 on vines) located in Simonsberg valley in 2004.

Manual harvesting, selection of the best grapes, French oak and Acacia barrel ageing, combined with a French "savoir-faire" from our South-African winemaker Jos Van Wyk, will lead you to explore some of the finest wines produced in the region.

Our People

General Manager
After working for himself, owning a successful business, Charles Axel Paul Rodenbach joined Marianne Wine Farm in August 2020. Born and raised in France, Charles moved to South Africa at the age of 23 with his family. He is full of ideas and sees obstacles as opportunities. Charles is ready for any challenge that he appears in his path. He has a huge heart and will take on the responsibility of the general manager as if it was his own farm. A key asset that Charles has is that he is very handy and fix anything.
French, Afrikaans, English, Italian you name it! Jos is the perfect blend of all of these cultures and strong on different experiences in both, the New- and Old "wine world", (including cellar work under guidance of the famous Michel Rolland) he is the perfect incarnation of Marianne's spirit.
Sales Manager
Born in Swaziland and bred in KwaZulu Natal, Brian Braite Nhlanhla Mahlangu moved to Cape Town in 2001. He worked there as a bartender in restaurants and hotels and won several competitions (Regional Finalist of Chaînes de Rôtisserie Sommelier competition in 2013, National Finalist of Cape Legends Interhotel Challenge), then became a sommelier and worked at the Drostdy Hotel in Graaf-Reinet and for 2 years at Cape Grace, before joining Marianne in May 2018.
Tasting Room Manager
Cisca is a born and bred “ Stellenbosser” and by growing up in the winelands, she developed a real love and passion for wine. After school she took a “4 year gap year” and travelled all over the USA. There she developed her love for people and taking on new challenges. After returning to South Africa, she got her Diploma in Human Resource Management. Together with her passion for wine and her big love for people, the tasting room is where she can have the best of both worlds.
Hospitality Manager
Born in Stellenbosch, Johanné grew up in a town filled with good food, excellent wine and eccentric people. After school she decided to study hospitality and spent 4 years as a chef and working abroad before settling down back in South Africa. She has a big love for people and will always show interest in your stories if you have one to share. A big nature lover and always up for an adventure, big or small.
Admin Manager
Deorette is a real “Paarliet”, always full of life and energy. You hear her laugh from miles. After a career in the banking sector, Deorette joined the farm in June and brought with her rigour, professionalism and joie de vivre.
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