20 February 2009
We were royally treated at Bodega yesterday. JC gave us a personal wine tasting despite being busy with the harvest and fighting fires on the farm. The wines were really good with the Donatus blend quite spectacular. I will certainly be promoting them. The restaurant exceeded any expectation. We...
20 February 2009
GRAPE.CO.ZA: The Dornier Pinotage 2007 (R77) 16.5 couldn't be more different; it is an elegant, sophisticated wine with sound ageing potential for eight to ten years. The deep ruby colour is layered and limpid; a touch of cedary oak seasons the quiet, dark berry fruit, reflective more of its pinot...
06 January 2009
Dornier ‘Donatus’ 2004 WO Stellenbosch $24.95 (606020) (Previously reviewed in winecurrent) This red blend, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, was aged 18 months in new French oak. There are mixed spice, smoky oak and aromatic bitters aromas on the alluring nose. The flavours are expressive and...
01 December 2008
Dornier Donatus Red and Dornier Donatus White score 4.5 stars, the complete Dornier Range 4 stars, the Cocoa Hill Red 3.5 stars in the new edition of the John Platter guide.
07 November 2008
Dr. E. Supp writes: @@@ Dornier Wines. Stellenbosch Chenin blanc Cocoa Hill 2008: grünstroh, feine, saubere Fruchtaromen in der Nase, am Gaumen saftig, fest, schöner, frischer Wein **** Stellenbosch Donatus white 2007: silbriges Grünstroh, etwas rauchige Bananenschale, am Gaumen recht saftig und...
05 November 2008
The view of the mountains from Dornier wine estate on the Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch road is achingly beautiful and I’m pleased to say the food matches perfectly. I have always enjoyed what I’ve eaten at Dornier’s Bodega restaurant but after feasting with new chef Naas Pienaar (whom I stupidly...
22 October 2008
Dornier ‘Donatus’ Red 2004 WO Stellenbosch, South Africa $24.95 (606020) A blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot, this is a spectacular, well-structured red that’s dense and rich in flavours and texture. Everything is tight-grained here, from the layered nuances in the flavour profile, through...
17 October 2008
The Dornier Cellar designed by Christoph Dornier is the only South African winery to featured in a+u special feature on Wine and Architecture. Other architects included are Calatrava, Foster, Ghery, Herzog Demeuron, Botta, etc. AU 08:10 457, p.45
30 September 2008
IWSC Judges notes on the Dornier Piontage 2006: Deep dense core of inky purple colour. Nose shows excellent pinotage typicity, dark blue and black fruits, hints of tar and earth, with cedar wood overtones. The palate has a savory grip, fruits interlaced with a complex structure of spice and firm...
15 September 2008
MUNDUS vini Great International Wine Award has awarded the Dornier Donatus White 2007 a gold medal and silver medals for the Pinotage 06, the Merlot 05, the Cabernet Sauvignon 06 and the Cocoa Hill Chenin Blanc 08. The MUNDUSvini Great International Wine Award is meanwhile one of the most...
12 September 2008
Winemaker, JC Steyn, has been given a free hand to create his own expression in the wines he produces under the three labels: The Donatus being the flagship, then the Dornier range, followed by the Cocoa Hill range — all offering excellent quality. The Dornier Donatus Cabernet Franc/Merlot 2004...
14 August 2008
Born into a family of engineers, Christoph Dornier new very early that he was different. Art was his first love and against the will of his father, he persisted and became a recognized artist. But even within his chosen field he never followed the trends. He had his very own ways to see things and...
20 February 2008
Eat Out Restaurant Comment: What used to be a dilapidated building has been transformed into a charming tasting room and restaurant. Stunning views of both the modern Dornier winery and surrounding mountains and vineyards can be enjoyed from the wide veranda. Service was extremely friendly,...
07 December 2007
Ein weiterer klingender Name hat in Stellenbosch Wurzeln geschlagen: Raphael Dornier, ein Enkel des genialen Flugzeugkonstrukteurs, gelingen zusammen mit seinem Kellermeister JC Steyn immer bessere Tropfen. Allen voran macht der Flagship-Wein Donatus, eine Selektion aus besten Lagen, große Karriere...
01 December 2007
An elegant, well-balanced wine with appealing roast coffee and sweet fruit aromas. On the lively palate delicious cherry and clove are supported by spicy oak and cigar box.
16 November 2007
The Winelands is another gourmet establishment richer with the opening of the Bodega, on Dornier Estate. Situated a ten-minute drive from Stellenbosch, the restaurant aims to combine "old world charm and antiquity with New World sophistication". With a daily varying menu, chef Tullishe Le Roux will...
31 October 2007
On our arrival, I was delighted when offered a wine tasting before entering the restaurant. We soon made friends with the wine tender, who was also from Somerset West, and we felt relaxed instantly.
04 October 2007
The Dornier Bodega restaurant, warm, colourful and rustic is a ten minutes drive from Stellenbosch. Enjoy dramatic mountain views from the spreading veranda. Chef Tullishe Le Roux has achieved a happy marriage; simple delicious dishes combine with the excellent wines produced at Dornier. Tullishe...
09 September 2007
Wine columnist Michael Olivier maintains that you can't change what's in the bottle so you need to match the food to the wine and that's what he experienced at Dornier Bodega Restaurant.
07 September 2007
Kombination von edlen Weinen mit lukullischen Genüssen in legerem und buntem Ambiente.
23 August 2007
The restaurant is set to provide visitors with a food and wine experience as breathtaking as the surrounding Cape Winelands.
08 August 2007
FARM CUISINE - INSPIRED BY FRESH INGREDIENTS AND FINE WINES In the ragged folds of the Stellenbosch Mountain - between fynbos-clad hills and manicured vines – lies a new culinary destination beckoning both food and wine aficionados and gastronauts. Housed in the pastoral allure of a historic barn,...
12 July 2007
Montreal - Se présentant dans une robe pourpre presque opaque et s'exprimant avec un nez très aromatique et complexe, évoquant le cacao, la vanille, les mûres, la cerise, la réglisse, les épices et le tabac, il se distingue avec une grande persistance des flaveurs. La bouche est pleine, savoureuse...
21 January 2007
The BWI is a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector. The goals are to minimise the further loss of threatened natural habitat, and to contribute to sustainable wine production, through the adoption of biodiversity guidelines by the South African...
27 December 2006
Dornier Stellenbosch is one of 30 wineries world wide featured in the new teNeues Book Winery Design. The main theme is the renaissance of wine culture in recent years and how top international wineries are marketing their extraodinary estate buildings and wine cellars, designed by star architects...
15 November 2006
Long Ben's grapes grew in deep, dark soils on a hilltop in the Blaauwklippen area - home to Dornier Wines today - which he named Cocoa Hill and was seen peering out to the seas from often& longing for the ocean and his old ways, it is said.
25 August 2006
Wie sein Vater Christoph, so ist auch Raphael Dornier ein Pendler zwischen den Welten, wie sein Vater Christoph, so ist auch Raphael Dornier ein Pendler zwischen den Welten. SELECTION MAGAZIN
01 August 2006
The Dornier wine cellar is the only South African cellar included in the distinguished wine architecture book Wineries II by Antonio Corcurea.
31 July 2006
For its press campaign the new BMW 6 series convertible was portrayed at the Dornier Wine cellar in Stellenbosch.
07 June 2006
Watch as Gary Vaynerchuck tastes the DONATUS White 2004