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18th Apr 2015

No load-shedding at Dornier

It is quite frustrating when you sit down in a restaurant and the eletricity is turned off. Many restaurants and cafes have to send their customers home with empty bellies. With the introduction of Stage 4 Load-Shedding by Eskom, this is bound to happen even more frequently. At Dornier, our powerful generator will kick in […]

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27th Mar 2015

Easter Sunday at Dornier

With great weather predicted for Easter weekend, the Bodega team is looking forward to serving Chef Daniel George’s special 3-course menu, created just for Easter Sunday, as you sit overlooking the majestic Stellenbosch Mountains. This menu will only be served on 5 April – Easter Sunday – so ensure to book early enough to avoid […]

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3rd Dec 2014

Dornier Donatus White – 4½ Stars John Platter

Dornier Donatus White – 4½ Stars John Platter 2015 Dornier Donatus White, a unique blend of Chenin Blanc and Semillon, is Dornier’s premium white wine and aptly expresses Dornier’s philosophy of uncompromising quality. Winemaker Jeanine Craven’s approach to making this wine is one of minimalist human intervention. The focus behind this blend is to bring […]

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14th Oct 2014

Seasons of Flavours

INAUGURAL SEASON OF FLAVOURS AT LONGRIDGE ON 6 NOVEMBER Thirteen iconic Stellenbosch wineries will get together on Thursday 6 November from 17h00 – 21h00 for the inaugural pop-up event “Season of Flavours” at the beautiful Longridge Wine Estate with the Helderberg mountain as a backdrop. Participating wineries will be arranged around the perimeter of the […]

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22nd Sep 2014

Donatus Red 2011 awarded Mundus Vini Gold

Rich, elegant, complex and balanced: These are all words used to describe Dornier Donatus Red 2011. The 2011 vintage consists of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petit Verdot, 17% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc. The wine has an intense, fruity nose with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, mulberry, blackberry and hints of sweet tobacco. On the palate […]

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3rd Oct 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot – a Classic Blend at its Best

The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot is like an excellent marriage where one partner compliments the other and brings out the best in them. Merlot is soft and fleshy, where Cabernet Sauvignon is sterner and more austere. The Merlot brings bright, soft fruits like cherry, raspberry and plum, while the Cabernet Sauvignon offers fine […]

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11th Sep 2013

Dornier Tempranillo 2011 gets Silver Outstanding at IWSC in London

The first appearance of the Dornier Tempranillo on an international stage has been a very successful one. It was awarde an Silver Outstanding at the IWSC in London. One of the leading international wine competitions. Dornier is one a very few to have opted for this variety and the first one to achieve top quality […]

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2nd Sep 2013

Vote for Dornier at Klink Awards

Klink invites you to join us in for the second ‘Klink’ Wine Tourism Awards – the Awards where you decide who walks away with the ultimate accolade and where you, simply by voting, stand a chance to win fabulous prizes through your participation. Dornier Bodega has been nominated as one of five Restaurants in the […]

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29th Jul 2013

Cellar 2 Cellar Run: Join us Saturday 7 September 2013

We are so excited to welcome the enthusiastic Cellar to Cellar runners to our estate as they lace up their trainers and enjoy an adventure off the beaten track amongst the vineyards for the 4th Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine onSaturday, 7 September 2013. The race sees runners not only enjoying the amazing scenery of […]

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6th May 2013

Dornier Bodega Winter Specials and Opening Hours

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 R50).   The Wine Pairing Menu (Wednesday-Saturday) We will […]

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12th Apr 2013

Dornier with two Top 100 SA Wines in 2013

Two of Dornier’s wines are selected as South Africa’s best The Dornier Donatus White 2011 and the Dornier Donatus Red 2009 have been awarded Top 100 Status. The much anticipated winning wines from South Africa’s Top 100 Wine Challenge were announced last night.  Top winemakers, vineyard representatives, farm owners and their partners celebrated in customary […]

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26th Mar 2013

Dornier Newsletter March 2013

Dear Sir/Madam This year’s harvest has been intense as many of the varieties ripened early. Thanks to winemaker Jeanine Faure’s improvisation skills, we have managed to avoid chaos. Yields are down on most whites, but the quality is promising, especially for the Chenin Blanc, the Tempranillo and the Pinotage. Most of Dornier’s white wines are […]

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