We are Menno and Jacqueline. In the summer of 2011, we moved to Portugal with our 3 children, Finn (now 23), Thijm (now 20) and Keet (now 17). We wanted to create something special for and by ourselves, where we could 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 hosting.
We were both active in the business sector in the Netherlands. Menno worked as director in the transportation world. Jacqueline was coach and IT manager and consultant. After 20 years of working (and playing) hard, we had achieved our ambitions. It was time for new challenges, and a different interpretation of our everyday reality.
Vinha Da Manta is an estate of 34 acres (14 hectares) 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 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 here soon!