8th Jan 2024

December 2023 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter Word from the Winemaker Reflecting on the 2023 harvest and the development of the wines in the cellar through the year, we have seen the delivery of exceptional white wines and elegantly styled reds. This is due largely to cooler and wetter weather experienced in the season especially during the time of […]

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19th May 2023

Dornier Cocoa Hill Chenin Blanc secures 93 Points in the 2023 Prescient Chenin Blanc Report

Dornier’s Cocoa Hill Range of wines is well known for offering exceptional value for money. This year’s Prescient Chenin Blanc report saw the top 3 scoring wines score 95, 94 and 93 points accordingly. With a difference of only a few decimal points Dornier Cocoa Hill Chenin Blanc secured 93 points as well – testimony […]

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12th Apr 2023

Dornier Semillon secures TOP 10

Dornier Semillon secures Top 10 in 2023 Prescient Minority Report Dornier is well known for the production of single varietal wines made from “niche” varieties such as Semillon, Tinta Barcocca, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo the majority of which have to date been ranked in the Top 10 of the Prescient Minority Report. Dornier Semillon […]

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23rd Aug 2022

Dornier Donatus Red 2018 – TOP 10 Bordeaux Style Red Blend in SA

For the second successive year Dornier Donatus Red has secured a Top 10 ranking in the Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Competition. Sharing joint second place at 94 points this wine is exemplary of Dornier’s ongoing pursuits towards fine wine production. The 2018 vintage of Donatus Red is a blend of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.5% […]

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7th Jun 2022

Dornier Moordenaarskloof Chenin Blanc Wins Double Gold NWC

Dornier Moordenaarskloof Chenin Blanc 2021 wins Double Gold National Wine Challenge Upon the maiden release of Dornier’s Moordenaarskloof Chenin Blanc in 2017 it was clear that we had created something remarkable. The Chenin Blanc vineyard used in the production of Moordenaarskloof was planted in 1986 and is situated at the foot of the Moordenaarskloof, a […]

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1st Jun 2022


Dornier Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 TOP 100 SA Wine Dornier Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 receives a second, consecutive, TOP 100 Wine placement at the 2022 National Wine Challenge. This year only thirteen Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the country achieved Top 100 SA Wine status. Of these thirteen wines only four were wine of origin Stellenbosch. […]

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18th May 2022


Dornier’s Donatus range of wines embody Dornier’s devoted pursuits towards producing premium quality wines. The range consists of two wines, a Bordeaux style red blend and a Cape White blend, both of which saw their maiden releases in 2002. The vines and respective wines have evolved substantially since their inception. Following in the footsteps of […]

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4th Mar 2022

Dornier Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 secures GOLD Mundus Vini

Dornier Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon moves from strength to strength, most recently securing Gold at the 30th Grand International Wine Award Mundus Vini. Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for more than 60% of Dornier’s planted red grape varieties with original plantings thereof dating back to 2001. Ancient, decomposed granite soils found on the cool, south facing slopes of […]

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6th Sep 2021

Dornier Siren Syrah scores 92 Points – Shiraz Report 2021

Dornier Siren Syrah scores 92 points in the 2021 Prescient Shiraz Report “South African Syrah can no longer be neatly pigeonholed. Expect everything from delicate, very fine to ultra- glossy, rich wines and the Shiraz/Syrah distinction is no longer really a clue to what’s inside the bottle.” The 3rd vintage release of Dornier Siren Syrah […]

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4th Aug 2021

Another Top 10 Wine For Dornier

Another Top 10 Wine For Dornier Having recently secured two Top 10 positions for two niche varietal red wines Dornier does it again, this time with Dornier’s Bordeaux style red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot.  “50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. Matured for 18 months in French oak, 25% new. A hint of reduction […]

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29th Jul 2021

Dornier’s unique, “niche”, varietal wines.

Dornier Petit Verdot secures Top 10 in 2021 Prescient Minority Report Over the last decade Dornier has become known for producing lesser known single varietal wines in addition to mainstream varieties such as Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon etc. The collection of niche wines produced at Dornier serves to distinguish Dornier in terms of wine […]

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21st Jul 2021

Dornier Moordenaarskloof secures Top 10 position in Prescient Minority Report 2021

Dornier Moordenaarskloof secures Top 10 in 2021 Prescient Minority Report In November 2020 Dornier released the maiden vintage of Moordenaarskloof Tinta Barocca, the follow-up to the much lauded Moordenaarskloof Chenin Blanc. It is no coincidence that Dornier chose Tinta Barocca as the red wine grape variety for this wine as so often before Dornier has demonstrated […]

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