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Bodega Restaurant Summer Menu

16 November 2017
BODEGA RESTAURANT SUMMER MENU Head Chef Carolize has released Bodega Restaurant’s summer menu and has spared no effort in creating beautiful, fresh summer delights each of which have been individually paired with new vintage wine releases and new limited release wines produced by Dornier’s...

White Asparagus Season at Bodega Restaurant

04 October 2017
October sees the start of White Asparagus Season at Bodega Restaurant and this year Head Chef Carolize has created 3 delectable White Asparagus dishes, each beautifully paired with Chenin Blanc wines produced at Dornier. White Asparagus Salad white asparagus baby gem lettuce, Roquefort, poached...

Bodega Winter Special 2017

29 June 2017
This Winter Head Chef Carolize is serving a beautiful selection of warming dishes, scrumptiously prepared and plated, as part of Bodega’s Winter Special. Two and three course options are available to choose from including Bodega’s Steamed West Coast Mussels, delicately steamed in Chenin Blanc,...

Father's Day 2017 at Bodega

26 May 2017
This Father’s Day, Chef Carolize will be serving a selection of 2 or 3 course dishes preceded by servings of fresh bread, biltong & droëwors and ending with petit fours served after desert. Options include courses of Smoked Venison Carpacio, Braised Lamb Shoulder, Fresh Linefish, Dark Chocolate...

Dornier Sémillon & Wild Mushroom Ravioli

27 February 2017
Dornier is thrilled to unveil the new vintage Dornier Sémillon 2016. Dornier Sémillon is only made in exceptional years with 2016 seeing only 2500 bottles produced. The Wild Mushroom Ravioli, a lunch time favourite at Bodega, pairs perfectly with the Dornier Sémillon 2016. Flavours of lemon rind...
Dornier Sémillon & Wild Mushroom Ravioli

Valentine's Day Dinner at Dornier Bodega Restaurant

26 January 2017
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Dornier This Valentine’s Day Dornier Bodega Restaurant will be serving a delectable array of Tapas styled dishes for 2 in a relaxed, romantic setting overlooking Dornier Winery. Reservations are essential. Arrival 18H30 for 19H00 Contact Bodega Restaurant at (021) 880 557...

Head Chef Carolize Coetzee

07 December 2016
Carolize was born in Vryburg, a large agricultural town situated in the North West Province of South Africa. She grew up in Kimberley and Humansdorp where as a child she envisioned pursuing a career as an Air Hostess, a Veterinary Doctor and a Physiotherapist. But it was the close relationship...

Dornier Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Des vins qui parlent

25 October 2016
~ The artist walked out of his usual restaurant in town where he had been joking and arguing, bragging and lamenting with friends. But now, he longed for his refuge and respite. The place with the protruding rocks, red sands and nebulous light - hidden just above the famed vineyard. Only here was...

Dornier Siren Syrah ~ Des vins qui parlent

05 July 2016
~ Again he had been dreaming of the mysterious woman with the black hair. He could not see her face, but heard her calling him by a strange name in a warm singing voice. She smelled of wild herbs, ripe fruits and violets. Her presence was rousing. He woke in wild excitement and put on canvas what...

Dornier CMD

26 October 2015
Dornier CMD pays tribute to the late, founding owner Christoph Modeste Dornier, whose endearment of Stellenbosch, affinity towards fine wine and mastery of art are exemplified in this maiden vintage release of Dornier CMD. A mere 550 bottles of the 2011 vintage were produced from meticulously...

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...

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

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