We are Menno and Jacqueline. In the summer of 2011 we moved to Portugal together with our 3 children, Finn (now 19), Thijm (now 17) and Keet (now 13). We wanted to create something special for and by ourselves, where we can both live and share our passions at the same time. Menno´s passion is “gourmet cooking” , gardening and as a viticulturist he is also passionate about “wine”. “Horses” are Jacqueline´s main passion. We both share a passion for host/hostess-ship.
We were both active in the business sector in the Netherlands. Menno worked as director in the transportation world. Jacqueline was IT manager. After 20 years of working (and playing) hard we had achieved our ambitions and it was time for new challenges and a different interpretation of our everyday reality.
Vinha Da Manta is an estate of 25 acres that we have arranged as we would like to have it when we go on vacation ourselves. We created beautiful spaces and an environment in which peace, privacy and comfort together with friendliness and a good atmosphere "meet". We´d love to share all of this with our guests. We welcome everyone personally, in our beautiful and luxury canvas lodges.

We would love to welcome you soon!