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Schalk Opperman – Holden Manz

Say HALLO to Schalk “the hunk” Opperman!! This adrenaline-fueled hottie is the winemaker at Holden Manz and when Schalk is not pumping wine from the one tank to the other, he’s living life in the fast lane, on the back of his off-road scrambler. This young heartthrob knows just when to turn on the charm while his eyes reveal the true windows to his soul. Add to this his long list of experience in the wine industry and you have the ideal man to lust after.


No. Have a beautiful lady in my life.

What’s your favourite Holden Manz wine?

Holden Manz Big G 2009. Elegant yet well-structured wine backed by a lot of fruit with a full and lingering aftertaste.

If you had to be a wine, what variety will you be?

I would like for my daddy to be a well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon and my mommy a spicy, fruitful and seductive Shiraz.

Share a secret of Holden Manz that we probably don’t know?

At Holden Manz we have the most beautiful and romantic picnic spots under centuries old oak trees next to the Franschhoek River – the views to the mountains are unparalleled.

You can only put one thing on your sandwich. What will it be?’


What is your favourite Disney movie?

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier.

If you were the opposite sex for one day, what would you look like and what would you do?

Megan Fox. I will try and keep this clean. I will get naked, buy a bag of popcorn and stare at myself the whole day!

What CD is in your CD-player right now?

Kurt Darren. Double disc with “Kaptein”.

What did you wanna be when you were a kid?

A game ranger with a chopper license.

You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?

Duh! Megan Fox. If she is not available or busy, I will be happy with Jessica Alba too, or maybe the two of them together!

What is one unique thing are you afraid of?

Little babies.

When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought?

I really should party less over weekends!

What 1 thing would you take with you on a deserted island?

A very strong motorboat so that I can go and buy some stuff for the braai if I need to.

Would you rather be good looking or rich?

I would love to be good looking, please can you help me!?



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