Wines - Overview

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 decided to source fruit from an old, dry land vineyard within the Swartland region.

Dornier CMD

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 the release of Dornier CMD.

Donatus Red

With this wine, we strive to create a red premium blend showing both a distinctive local character and our individual style. There are no standard blending components; consistency is always achieved in quality and style. Donatus Red offers the best of old world classic concentration and new world boldness.

Dornier Chenin Blanc

Chenin blanc is a variety that offers a great array of flavours. With this Chenin we aim for the fresher characters ranging from ripe white pear, zest lemon and backed up by delicate orange peel and perfume aromas. The palate entices one with its weight, richness and fruit concentrations allowing for a long fresh finish.

Dornier Merlot

Generally known for its understated class and elegance, this Merlot is no exception. This wine has aromas of tomato leaf, dark berries and a hint of truffle. The palate shows freshness and balance, with flavours of ripe black cherries, plums and molasses. There is a lengthy fullness on the palate, and the wine shows understated class and elegance.

Dornier Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot

This wine shows rich dark fruit on the nose, with aromas of blackcurrant, chocolate and cedar wood.

Dornier Pinotage

This wine shows black cherry, dark berry and cassis on the nose, with hints of tobacco and nutmeg. The palate shops upfront flavours of ripe plum, vanilla bean, violets and bramble. The wine has a full palate with an elegant freshness and finishes with a complex chalky tannin profile.

Dornier Siren Syrah

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 had been his dream.

Dornier Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon

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 his mind cleared of all small things.

Dornier Tempranillo

The focus behind this range, was to showcase single varietals grown on the Dornier Estate. Produced only in very small quantities, these wines have been nurtured to bring across the true expression of the Dornier Terroir as well as the unique characteristic of the single varietal.

Dornier Malbec

The focus behind Dornier Malbec, is to showcase single varietals grown on Dornier Estate. Produced only in very small quantities, these wines have been nurtured to bring across the true expression of the Dornier Terroir as well as the unique characteristic of Malbec as a single varietal.

Dornier Chenin Froschkönig

Just like the story of Leda and the Swan, the Frog King is another great tale of metamorphosis. The transformation from man to animal and animal to man are themes which fascinated the artist, Christoph Dornier, founder of Dornier Wines. The making of wine is a miracle that we experience every year. Chenin blanc is our white variety of choice and this particular wine shows the culmination of our efforts to create great wines.

Cocoa Hill Chenin Blanc

The Cocoa Hill Chenin Blanc is a delectably chic version of what used to be South Africa's Cinderella variety. The vines grow in the decomposed red granite soils of Cocoa Hill – a hilltop in the folds of the Stellenbosch Mountain, supremely positioned in prime South African terroir.

Cocoa Hill Sauvignon Blanc

With our Sauvignon Blanc we aim at making a wine that is fresh, youthful and abundant with tropical fruit flavours. Balance between the fruit, alcohol and acidity is of utmost importance.

Cocoa Hill Rose

A fresh, dry and vibrant Rose made via direct pressing of Merlot providing a wine with an alluring salmon colour and appealing drinkability.

Cocoa Hill Red

Cocoa Hill Red 2013 is a youthful yet refined blend of Merlot (46%), Shiraz (28%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (11%) which grows in the decomposed red granite soils of Cocoa Hill – a hilltop in the folds of the Stellenbosch Mountain, superbly positioned in prime South African terroir.