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Dornier Wine Estate

Address: Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 880 0557
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Ranked #66 of 117 Activities in Stellenbosch
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our party of 4 adults and 3 children spent 2 nights at the Dornier Homestead, since our son was celebrating his 40th birthday party at Dornier restaurant. While the large celebration was a huge success, and the food and service impeccable, the same cannot be said of the accommodation. We opted for staying on the estate because of the convenience,... More 

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Lund, Sweden
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

There is nothing interesting or outstanding about this place. The effort from the waiter to provide anything but to pour the wine was zero. Some irritation when we didn't know from start exactly which wines we wanted to taste. Had to drag information from the waiter. Left feeling like a waste of time.

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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We visited here on our tour through South Africa. We took a private wine tour with a driver and stopped at 5 wineries in the area. We chose to have lunch at Dornier Wine Estate, and the view and ambiance was lovey. The service was great, the wine was flowing and the food was lovely. I am so glad we... More 

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Asten, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

With great food and very nice wines, this winery is really worth visiting. The views are stunning and there is a nice kids playground. It is set up in a small way, allowing one to keep an eye on the kids, while enjoying the wine (what is not possible in every winery).

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London, UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our group was quickly seated and served by the attendant, with wines being adequately - if a little perfunctorily - described before choice. A pleasant variety of tasting options was available, with the wines all satisfactory, although none overwhelmingly memorable.

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Hilton, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We used Dornier as an overnight stay during a recent walking trip in the area. We stayed in the manor house and were the only guests that night. The accommodation is very nice but the ambience we found a little "cold". The estate itself is very attractive and the contrast between the old buildings and the ultra modern winery is... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband, friends and I enjoyed a tasting here. The young women was polite and pleasant, but certainly not as professional with insight into the winery as some of the other vineyard's staff. We bought the Cocoa Hill and Dornier chenin blancs so I believe the tasting was free. The grounds are lovely and most interesting is the wine cellar... More 

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Cape Town
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed at Dornier vinyard for a night and had a wine tasting with our dinner on the first evening. The food is great nd when you purchase a bottle of vine you get the vine tasting for freel. Good deal.. so far. 1) We ordered a 2 course menu and the waiter told us that you can top it... More 

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mcwine123, Owner at Dornier Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Triptrop13 We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. You suggest that people must check their bill, but the matter with the breakfast was just a inconsistency between our website and the booking system at the time. 1) We offer our patrons what we call... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had dinner at Dornier, choosing a menu with starter, main and desert for about 180 Rand. The food was great, also the staff and the scenery. Currently they serve dinner only from Thursday until Saturday or Sunday.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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134 reviews 134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a lovely setting and what gorgeous wine. The gardens are lovely, the views of the nearby hills are stunning and the wines this winery makes are really something. We came away with several cases. You pay for the wine tasting but the fee is waived if you buy some wine.

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