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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...

Top Ratings im Weinwisser

05 March 2009
Weinpapst Rene Gabriel gab den Weinen von Dornier top noten: Dornier Donatus White 2006: "Ein ganz spezieller, unvergleichlicher Wein. 18/20", Dornier Donatus Red 2004: "Ein veritabler Ladykiller. 18/20."

Alan Mullins on Dornier Wines and the Dornier Bodega Restaurant

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...

Angela Lloyd on Dornier Pinotage and Donatus White

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...

winecurrent.com: 4 Stars for Dornier Donatus 2004

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...

Excellent Ratings for Dornier in Platter 2009 Edition

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.

Top ratings for Dornier wines at enobook.de

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...

Brian Berkman: Dornier's New Chef

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...

Rod Philips of Winepointer about the Dornier Donatus Red

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...

Dornier Cellar featured in Architecture and Urbanism, Japan

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

Dornier with Top 2006 Stellenbosch Pinotage at IWSC

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...

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