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...
Leopard Neo

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....

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,...

Dornier Donatus White 2011 Released

23 July 2012
Dornier has just released the new vintage of its iconic Donatus White. The focus behind this blend is to bring together the opulence and complexity of Chenin Blanc with the freshness and rich mouth feel of the Semillon. In addition to the fruit traditionally used from vineyards in Stellenbosch, we...

Jeanine Faure new Winemaker at Dornier

09 March 2012
  Stellenbosch, March 2012: After seven successful years at Dornier, JC Steyn moves on to pursue his career at a new employer. We have enjoyed working with JC. He has been instrumental in refining our wines and working towards our signature style, which is all about elegance and freshness. Our new...

Sunset Tapas & Wine now daily from 15.30 - 18.00

02 December 2011
  Sundowner Tapas & Wine Daily from 15h30 to 18h00   Chef Selection for two people sharing R250.00 Including a free bottle of Cocoa Hill Wine * Homemade Pita, topped with Smoked Trout, Garden rocket, Tzatziki & Roast cherry tomatoes Drunken Pecorino & Gansvlei cheddar, Figs, Turkish...

Win Two Tickets to La Traviata at Cape Town Opera

29 September 2011
  Stand the chance to win two tickets to La Traviata at Cape Town Opera. Simply ‘like’ the La Traviata feature on You must ‘Like’ the page to like the feature. The competition ends on October 5th 2011 Terms & Conditions apply.   Dornier is a proud supporter...

Five Medals for Dornier at Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Two at Mundus Vini

12 September 2011
Dornier Wines was one of th most sucesssful brands with five medals in the recent Michelangelo International Wine Awards.  We received gold medals for our newly released Dornier Cab/Merlot ’09, as well as our ever-popular Cocoa Hill Sauvignon Blanc ’11 and Cocoa Hill Chenin Blanc 2011.  Silver...

Thanks to Urs Flum and Mother City Wines

07 September 2011
We wish to express our gratitude to Urs Flum who single-handedly ran our Swiss operations for the last six years. It was great to have a reliable friend on the Swiss side and there was so much good feed back from customers. As a fervent supporter of our wines, he opened the eyes to many Swiss about...

Win 12 Bottles of Wine Terms & Conditions

04 September 2011
Find attached the Rules, Terms & Conditions for this competitions.

Cellar2Cellar FUNRUN (Seven Cellars for R100)

01 August 2011
  Cellar2Cellar FUNRUN Date: 17 September 2011 The event will again take place as the Cellar to Cellar Fun Run/walk.  As per last year, the 12km route will take the participants to the wine farms of the Paradyskloof and Blaauwklippen valleys.  The event will start at Blaauwklippen, winding through...

Swiss Chocolate Affair at Dornier Bodega - Events Calendar

25 July 2011
  Dornier Bodega will be hosting the Swiss Chocolate Affair, beginning on 1st August 2011 and running for the entire month.  The aim of the event is to highlight the enhancing effect which chocolate has on the flavours of food and wine.  Neil Norman, our Executive Chef, will be using the famous...

Dornier Bodega Restaurant goes Cocoa-Loco

05 July 2011
August will boast a chocolate and cocoa infused menu at Dornier Bodega Stellenbosch, July 2011. Dornier Bodega Restaurant will be featuring a unique Cocoa Experience during the month of August 2011. The event is designed to highlight the wonderful flavours which cocoa and chocolate bring out in...
August will boast a chocolate and cocoa infused menu at Dornier Bodega

021 Magazine - Doing it Differently

14 June 2011
“We have only s tart ed to see the tourism potential of the Winelands,” declares Raphael Dornier, as we stroll from the Sir Herbert Baker-designed homestead, past the 18th-century barn which now houses the Bodega Restaurant, down to the wine cellar, which his father Christoph designed in 2002. “...

Dornier Bodega Winter Specials

10 June 2011
  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...

Harvest 2011 - A Gratifying Vintage

06 June 2011
  As we wait in anticipation for the harvest each year, we always speculate and trust that the weather plays along and besides that we also hope that no mechanical gremlins creep into the cellar to cause a multitude of technical problems. A Warm and Dry Vintage Initially we thought 2011 would be a...