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Dornier Barrel Fermented Merlot Rosé

01 July 2015
In recent years Rosé wines have increasingly gained popularity as the wine of choice amongst wine drinkers bringing with it improved and innovative methods of production. Evolving from generally sweet, light and simple wines, Rosés today are more complex, dryer in style and of substantially higher...

New Head Chef - Choosing the Best Oak - Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2012

08 May 2015
Lee-Anne du Plessis New Head Chef at Dornier Bodega Restaurant Dornier is excited to announce the recent appointment of Lee-Anne du Plessis to the position of Head Chef at Dornier Bodega Restaurant. Lee-Anne was born in the quaint, academic town of Potchefstroom, South Africa. Markedly different...

No load-shedding at Dornier

18 April 2015
It is quite frustrating when you sit down in a restaurant and the eletricity is turned off. Many restaurants and cafes have to send their customers home with empty bellies.  With the introduction of Stage 4 Load-Shedding by Eskom, this is bound to happen even more frequently. At Dornier, our...

Easter Sunday at Dornier

27 March 2015
With great weather predicted for Easter weekend, the Bodega team is looking forward to serving Chef Daniel George’s special 3 course menu, created just for Easter Sunday, as you sit overlooking the majestic Stellenbosch Mountains. This menu will only be served on 5 April - Easter Sunday - so ensure...

Dornier Donatus White – 4½ Stars John Platter

03 December 2014
Dornier Donatus White – 4½ Stars John Platter 2015 Dornier Donatus White, a unique blend of Chenin Blanc and Semillon, is Dornier’s premium white wine and aptly expresses Dornier’s philosophy of uncompromising quality. Winemaker Jeanine Craven’s approach to making this wine is one of minimalist...
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Seasons of Flavours

14 October 2014
INAUGURAL SEASON OF FLAVOURS AT LONGRIDGE ON 6 NOVEMBER Thirteen iconic Stellenbosch wineries will get together on Thursday 6 November from 17h00 – 21h00 for the inaugural pop-up event “Season of Flavours” at the beautiful Longridge Wine Estate with the Helderberg mountain as a backdrop....

Donatus Red 2011 awarded Mundus Vini Gold

22 September 2014
Rich, elegant, complex and balanced: These are all words used to describe Dornier Donatus Red 2011. The 2011 vintage consists of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petit Verdot, 17% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc. The wine has an intense, fruity nose with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, mulberry, blackberry...

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - a Classic Blend at its Best

03 October 2013
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot is like an excellent marriage where one partner compliments the other and brings out the best in them. Merlot is soft and fleshy, where Cabernet Sauvignon is sterner and more austere. The Merlot brings bright, soft fruits like cherry, raspberry and plum,...

Dornier Tempranillo 2011 gets Silver Outstanding at IWSC in London

11 September 2013
The first appearance of the Dornier Tempranillo on an international stage has been a very successful one. It was awarde an Silver Outstanding at the IWSC in London. One of the leading international wine competitions. Dornier is one a very few to have opted for this variety and the first one to...

Vote for Dornier at Klink Awards

02 September 2013
Klink invites you to join us in for the second ‘Klink’ Wine Tourism Awards – the Awards where you decide who walks away with the ultimate accolade and where you, simply by voting, stand a chance to win fabulous prizes through your participation. Dornier Bodega has been nominated as one of five...

Cellar 2 Cellar Run: Join us Saturday 7 September 2013

29 July 2013
We are so excited to welcome the enthusiastic Cellar to Cellar runners to our estate as they lace up their trainers and enjoy an adventure off the beaten track amongst the vineyards for the 4th Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine onSaturday, 7 September 2013. The race sees runners not only enjoying...

Dornier Bodega Winter Specials and Opening Hours

06 May 2013
The Two-Course Menu With the chilly winter weather approaching, our Executive chef, Neil Norman, has created a delicious menu specifically designed to beat the cold spells.  We will be offering a delicious two course menu (starter and main) for R180 per person (with an option to add a dessert for...

Dornier with two Top 100 SA Wines in 2013

12 April 2013
Two of Dornier's wines are selected as South Africa's best The Dornier Donatus White 2011 and the Dornier Donatus Red 2009 have been awarded Top 100 Status. The much anticipated winning wines from South Africa’s Top 100 Wine Challenge were announced last night.  Top winemakers, vineyard...

Dornier Newsletter March 2013

26 March 2013
Dear Sir/Madam This year's harvest has been intense as many of the varieties ripened early. Thanks to winemaker Jeanine Faure's improvisation skills, we have managed to avoid chaos. Yields are down on most whites, but the quality is promising, especially for the Chenin Blanc, the Tempranillo and...
Dornier Shellfish and Chenin blanc at Bodega

Shellfish Special at Dornier Bodega Restaurant

19 March 2013
Tuck into succulent seafood at this easy-going Stellenbosch eatery >>> 50% off the whole Shellfish Menu Every Wednesday (Lunch Only) <<< While heading out into the Cape Winelands for fresh seafood may not be considered the norm, Dornier Bodega restaurant, the relaxed eatery tucked...

February 2013 Newsletter

25 February 2013
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Dornier on Long Street in Cape Town

18 February 2013
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2013 Dornier will have an exclusive pop-up store at Merchants Café on Long Street. The café is a nominee for an Indaba design award and is the perfect setting for our pop-up flagship store in the heart of Cape Town. You will be able to taste a selection of our wines,...

Cape Epic Spectator Point at Dornier

18 February 2013
Sunday, 24 March 2013 Dornier will proudly host a spectator point of the Cape Epic mountain bike stage race. It is the last leg so please join us in large numbers to support the riders on their way to the finish. Live music: James Kibby and his band Boerewors from the braai Coffee and other hot...

Wines out of Stock

18 February 2013
Due to unexpected demand for our wines, the following wines are currently out of stock: 2012 Dornier Cocoa Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Dornier Cocoa Hill Chenin Blanc 2012 Dornier Cocoa Hill Rose 2012 Dornier Bush Wine Chenin Blanc 2011 Dornier Semillon (limited stock) The next vintage is currently...

January 2013 Newsletter

15 February 2013
  The Stellenbosch Wine Festival, one of the highlights in our annual calendar, is now taking place. We have put together a great programme of our own. The highlight is the winemaker's dinner with Jeanine Faure. Read more below. We are also hosting a special Valentine's dinner, which boasts a...

Valentine's Day 2013 at Dornier FULLY BOOKED

18 January 2013
For this special event, Dornier Bodega Chef Neil Normal surprises again with a combination of Bodega classics and new creations. An option with wine pairing will be available.           Valentine’s Dinner Menu 2013 R 380 for 3 course & R 450 for 3 course with wine*   Glass of Colmant Brut...
Valentine's Day 2013 in the Stellenbosch Winelands

December 2012 Newsletter

07 December 2012
While most people plan their vacation, we make sure that we are there for you - every day. You will find all our offerings and opening hours during the festive season below. We have recently launched the 2009 vintage of our flagship Dornier Donatus Red. 'Donatus' means gift of god, and we believe...

Leopard Neo visits Dornier. An account by the Cape Leopard Trust

09 November 2012
By Jeannie Hayward The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) is an NGO engaged in innovative research, conservation and education projects established to facilitate and promote the conservation of biological diversity, with a focus on the Cape mountain leopard as a flagship species. The CLT Boland Project has...
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Dornier Newsletter November 2012

05 November 2012
  These are the events, news and specials for November: Dornier Semillon Limited Release 2011 Tapas at Sunset and Dinners are back at Bodega. Dornier Wine Club with new 'Swallow' and gift options. Dornier at Expovina in Zurich. Helderberg Wine Festival, Stellenbosch. Dornier at Villa...

Just released: Dornier Semillon Limited Edition 2011

02 November 2012
The idea of this wine was to showcase varietal expression of Semillon grown on Dornier. The nose is bursting with flavours of honey, peach and lemon rind, with hints of grassy notes. The palate is rich in flavours of pear and peach, and has a luscious full texture backed by a balanced acidity and...

Sunset Tapas & Wine at Dornier Bodega

02 November 2012
Great news! Sunset Tapas are back at Dornier Bodega Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious selection of Tapas paired with a bottle of fine Cocoa Hill White, Rose or Red wine, while watching a picturesque sunset over the Stellenbosch Mountains. Dishes include Sticky Pork Riblets, Spicy Calamari and Chorizo...

Three Medals for Dornier at China Wine & Spirits Awards 2012

24 September 2012
Dornier wins three medals at China Wine & Spirits Awards 2012: Silver: Dornier Donatus Red 2009, Stellenbosch Bronze: Dornier Pinotage 2010, Stellenbosch Bronze: Dornier Cocoa Hill Red 2010, Western Cape For descriptions of the wines click here To order the wines click here  

Dornier September Newsletter

24 September 2012
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Dornier Wins Trophy at Michelangelo International Wine Awards

16 September 2012
Dornier wins five medals at this years Michelangelo International Wine Awards: Grand Prix Runner-Up Trophy: Dornier Wines - Dornier Cocoa Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Gold: Dornier Pinotage 2010 Silver: Dornier Donatus Red 2009 and Dornier Donatus White 2011 Well done to Jeanine Faure and Theunis...
Dornier Cocoa Hill Sauvignon Blanc

2nd Swiss Chocolate Affair at Bodega

25 July 2012
Following the success of last year’s Swiss Chocolate Affair, Bodega Restaurant proudly announces that the second edition will be running from Wednesday 8th August for one month. Executive Chef, Neil Norman, has created a decadent and enticing menu, specifically highlighting Felchlin, a Swiss,...

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