Save the Date: Stellenbosch Wine Festival

03 June 2011
Celebration of the Vine from fine wines and culinary creations to music and the arts is the focus of the 10th annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival, one of the biggest and oldest country food and wine festivals in the Cape, which returns to the Paul Roos Centre from 28 – 31 July this year.  A joyous...
Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Decanter World Wine Awards 2011: Three Medals for Dornier

01 June 2011
Dornier was again very successfult with its wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2011. Dornier Pinotage 2009, Dornier Chenin Blanc 2010 and Dornier Donatus White 2009 all received bronze medals. The Dornier Cocoa Hill Red 2009 was awarded a 'Commended'. We congratulate our Louis Dornier et Fils...

Five Medals for Dornier at the Wine Trophy Wine Show 2011

01 June 2011
Dornier received bronze medals for five of its wines: Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Dornier Pinotage 2009, Donatus Red 2007, Dornier Chenin Blanc 2010, Donatus White 2010. Well done to Theunis and JC! For more information about the wines click here.

Dornier on Canadian TV

26 April 2011
Tout le monde en parle: The Cocoa Hill Red is the wine of the week.

Dornier Bodega Restaurant Announces Winter Specials

22 April 2011
Stellenbosch, April 2011; Dornier Bodega, renowned for their Farm Cuisine, will be starting their new Winter Business Lunch specials, running weekdays from 2 May to 30 September 2011. The specials are meant to provide for a quick business break or a relaxed lunch with friends and family. Chef de...

Portrait of Dornier Wines in Feel SA

10 March 2011
Dornier Wines is named after the German artist, Christoph Dornier, the youngest son of the aircraft designer Claude Dornier. The Dornier family was among the first foreign investors that entered the South African wine industry after the end of apartheid.

Valentines Dinner at Dornier Bodega Restaurant

14 February 2011
Dornier wines invites good wood and wine lovers to enjoy a romantic evening at Bodega Restaurant for Valentines Day

New Summer Menu at Dornier Bodega Restaurant

17 January 2011
Inspired by seasonal ingredients, wines and based on the feed back of our customers, we have re-designed our summer menu. Please have a look at this expanded menu from our Farm Cuisine.

Wine Heaven in Helderberg, Cape Argus

13 November 2010
"Wonderful wine, creative cuisine, and spectacular mountainside settings add up to an intoxicating combination..." Myrna Robbins

Dornier Featured in The Glen Kapstad Newsletter (German)

11 November 2010
Künstler und Mäzen Christoph Dornier, dem jüngsten Sohn des Flugzeugkonstrukteurs Claude Dornier. Im Jahr 1995 kaufte Christoph Dornier das Weingut, dessen heutige Anbaufläche auf zwei historischen Anwesen liegt, die beide eine lange Tradition haben. Die Geschichte von Keerweder reicht zurück bis...

Dornier Donatus White 2009 featured in Habitat Nov/Dec

01 November 2010
Donatus Red 2007, a Cabernet Sauvignon with a spalsh of Cabernet Franc bears the elegant signature of Dornier in a wine with a fresh flavour profile and refined tannins. The Donatus White, an opulent blend of Chenin blanc and Semillon shows off the superb fruit of the 2009 vintage.

Tapas are back at the Dornier Bodega Restaurant

15 October 2010
The best time of the day at the Bodega is at sunset. Enjoy these moments with a great selection of tapas and mezze from our special menu. Tapas will be served from 4pm to 6.30pm from Thursday to Saturday. For bookings please call 021 8800557

2nd Asparagus Festival at the Dornier Bodega extended until 31 October

24 September 2010
The beginning of the local asparagus season is a highlight in the Stellenbosch foodie calendar. This spring our chef will be celebrating this healthy, delicately flavored aphrodisiac by creating numerous fresh culinary delights paired with our wines. We invite you join us for this memorable...

Dornier Wine's Love for Chenin blanc, Chapter Four

19 August 2010
Dornier Wines has added a fourth wine to it's Chenin blanc collection. The Dornier Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2007 'Froschkoenig' is a truly unique sweet wine. A wine with an alluring colour and an alluring nose dominated by honey, preserved peach and white pear, with nuances of dried apricot and...

1 July 2010 New Vintages Launch Event

29 June 2010
We have the pleasure of inviting you to the launch of our brand new vintages. The new wines will include a range of wines, from our fabulous Flagship Blends, to our new “Froschkonig” Dessert wine. We will also be showcasing our Do-X Cabernet/Merlot Blend, specifically released to commemorate the...

Francois Chartier, Dornier Cocoa Hill Red 2007

24 June 2010
Ce généreux rouge sud-africain qui est mon premier choix pendant la Coupe du Monde! -, au boise présent, fera le pont avec brio dans la rencontre avec les notes torréfiées de l’oloroso ayant servi a la cuisson de ce braise… Poivre, poivron a fraise donnent le ton avec eclat au nez, tandis que la...

Release of Collector's Label to Celebrate Dornier's Aviation Heritage

07 June 2010
Dornier Cabernet Sauvingon Merlot 2008. With this traditional yet very successful partnership of these two noble varieties, one is able to appreciate both varieties inherent characteristics. Cabernet Sauvignon offers the masculinity and body to the blend along with if fine red berry aromas whereas...

Second Release of Collector's Label to Celbrate Dornier's Aviation Heritage

07 June 2010
Dornier Donatus 2007 Do-X Edition. Due to the slightly milder vintage conditions in 2007, the growing cycle of the Cabernets was substantially lengthened. This was ideal for the grape maturity and resulted in wines with more elegance and poise than those of warmer vintages. Aromas of spice, cassis...

90 Points for Dornier Donatus Red 2006

01 June 2010
Wine Enthusiast Magazine: Dornier Donatus 2006 (Stellenbosch) This alluring Cabernet Franc- Cabernet Sauvignon blend starts with aromas of black cherry, violets and black currant, leading into waves of black fruit and spice. Structured but smooth, it has a classic, ageable quality. Good minerality...

87 Points and Best Buy for Dornier Cocoa Hill Red

29 May 2010
Wine Enthusiast Magazine: Dornier 2007 Cocoa Hill (Western Cape); Dark and delicious, with aromas of cherry, blackberry and vanilla and an elegant array of cigarbox, cedar, spice and smoke on the palate. Lively and structured, with a lingering finish of tobacco and berries. Pair with barbecue and...

Property Magazine recommends Dornier Merlot

28 May 2010
Top tripples to snuggle up for this winter.

Dornier Rated in Polish Wine Magazine Wina

28 May 2010
For those who read Polish...

Valentine's Dinner at Dornier

13 February 2010
The Dornier Bodega Restaurant is the perfect place to spoil your partner and spend a romantic evening. 13 February 2010. Bookings required. 021 8800557.

Dornier Bodega declares summer is here

24 November 2009
South Africa, Stellenbosch, November 2009; TUCKED in a secluded valley, just five minutes’ drive from Stellenbosch, is Dornier Bodega Restaurant. Known for its fresh farm cuisine, perfectly paired with wines from the estate, Bodega is dishing up an enticing new summer menu to welcome in the season...

Dornier Wines teams up with Anna Foundation

23 November 2009
From January 2010, school children living on Dornier Wine Estate will benefit from an extracurricular programme developed by the Anna Foundation. The programme aims to teach these children important life skills as well as assist and improve their education. By involving these children in the Anna...

Top Billing Wine & Dine with Dornier Wines at 1800 Degrees in Cape Town

20 November 2009
Meat prepared at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit really works. It has been a wonderful evening and unique wine pairings. The Dornier Chenin blanc worked well with the duck and the Pinotage with the Namibian beef fillet and six different salts was the star of the night. Find the menu attached.

New: Sunset Wines & Tapas at the Dornier Bodega Restaurant

16 November 2009
I you don't feel like a formal dining, enjoy the sunset on the veranda of the Dornier Bodega and taste four of our wines and an ample selection of tapas. Thursdays to Saturdays only. Please book to avoid disappointment.

The Weekender: Dornier Chenin and Donatus White

19 October 2009
At a cellar door price of R110, this is a very classy white and a perfect bridge between Chardonnay (of which, supposedly, people are tiring, though I doubt it) and too much greenery, finding an excellent balance of a body that punches above its weight, but with delicious points of honeyed fruit....

Dornier's Chenin Blanc Focus

01 October 2009
Since their inception as a wine estate – Dornier Wines has been making white wine with a Chenin blanc focus. Today they produce three differenttiers of wines including threetiers of Chenins – Cocoa Hill Chenin blanc, Dornier Chenin blanc and their flagship Donatus White – a blend of Chenin blanc...

Asparagus Festival Starts at the Dornier Bodega Restaurant

28 September 2009
The beginning of the local asparagus season is a new highlight in the Stellenbosch foodie calendar. This spring our chef will be celebrating this healthy, delicately flavored aphrodisiac by creating numerous fresh culinary delights paired with our wines. We invite you join us for this memorable...