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Dornier History & Location
Dornier Wine Estate is situated at the foot of Stellenbosch Mountain just 10 minutes drive from Stellenbosch itself, in the famous wine sub-region known as ‘The Golden Triangle’.
The focus at Dornier lies on the production of premium quality red and white wines that are expressive of the unique terroir of the area. Ancient decomposed granite soils found on cool, south facing slopes lead to the production of elegant wines of complex structure. Dornier’s iconic cellar has a 500-ton production capacity and is complemented by a state-of-the-art wine tasting facility.
Blaauwklippen Valley, probably the most sought-after valley of Stellenbosch, offers a combination of wild beauty, vineyards and proximity to important cultural, business, educational and recreational centres. It makes for an ideal overnight stay in one of the nearby independently-run cottages at Mont Angelis Retreat.
Dornier Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open daily 9am-6pm. Bookings over 6 are essential.
Guided Cellar Tours: available daily for over 18s between 10am-4pm. Pre-booking essential.
All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Dornier Wine Tasting
Dornier focuses on both red and white varietals, which can be sampled in our modern wine tasting facility situated next to the working wine cellar, boasting panoramic views of Stellenbosch Mountain. Cheese or charcuterie boards are available to order and please note bookings for groups larger than 6 are essential.
Wine Tasting Prices
Our Classic Wine Tasting features a selection of 6 red, white and rosé wines for R85pp. Our predominantly red wine Estate Tasting also features 6 wines, for R120pp. Finally our Premium Tasting is priced at R130pp for 4 wines, which include our Moordenaarskloof Chenin Blanc, Donatus White, Moordenaarskloof Tinta Barocca and Donatus Red.
Additional samples of any of the wines from our tasting menus can can be purchased for between R15-R35 per tasting. Cheese or charcuterie boards are priced between R165 to R225.
Although there are no dining options available at Dornier, the town of Stellenbosch is approximately 10 minutes drive away.
Dornier Tours & Activities
Tours of Dornier’s unique cellar are available between 10am to 4pm Monday to Sunday, priced at R50pp. Bookings are essential and the minimum age for cellar tours is 18 years. Please contact the estate to book.
Mont Angelis Retreat is an selection of 9 independently-run spacious and individual self-catering cottages, just 2.5 kilometres way from Dornier. An oasis of well-being for both leisure or business travellers, the open plan cottages feature full size kitchens, private covered terraces and modern, functional bathrooms. All are 1 bedroom except Tagas, which is a 2 bedroom. Please refer to www.montangelis.co.za for more details and specific descriptions.
Prices from R1450 per villa per night, on a room only basis for 2 people in low season (winter). Please note the Mont Angelis Retreat do offer long stay specials – please refer to the website for more details.
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