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 shar a passion for host/hostess-ship.
We were both active in the business sector in the Netherlands. Menno worked as manager in the transportation world, first at harbors and later on at the Dutch railways as manager of Amsterdam Central station. Jacqueline was IT manager at one of the public broadcasters in 2005 after which she continued as an independent IT consultant. Everything we wanted to build, we have achieved in Holland. In 2011 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 luxury canvas lodges. Menno will be cooking every other night in the restaurant, during high season. Jacqueline now provides 3 horses and a pony for riding together with guests.

We would love to welcome you soon!