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“Gorgeous setting - very slow service”

Dornier Wine Estate
Ranked #47 of 143 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
New York, NY
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“Gorgeous setting - very slow service”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

The restaurant at the Dornier winery is housed in a historic barn. The grounds are gorgeous and they have a large swing set for kids to play on while parents eat and taste wines.

The food is very good with fresh ingredients, but be prepared to wait a L-O-N-G time to get it. It took close to 3 hours to have lunch!! We were planning to do a wine tasting after our lunch, but because lunch took so long, we ran out of time. We were told afterwards that we could have done our wine tasting with lunch. It would have been nice to have been told that ahead of time and it would have given us something to do while we waited for the food.

Also - bread is not brought to the table before meals like in the U.S. It is extra and has to be ordered. And - they only give one very small slice per person. We also had to wait a long time for the bread.

We suggest alloting a long time, ordering bread as soon as you sit down and have your wine tasting with the meal.

Visited April 2012
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Bahrain
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“Love the kids play area”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Great play area to keep the kids entertain whilst the adults dine on great tapas

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“great tapas...”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Lovely views, delicious food & great staff but no taxi numbers.. best to drive i guess.

Visited March 2012
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Heilbronn
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“delicious, beautiful, unique”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Good day everyone,
my boyfriend and me we had a great time at Dornier. First we started off with a premium wine tasting of 5 wines. Cocoa hill Sauvignon blanc - great, Dornier Chenin blanc, fruity Pinotage and the flagships are beautiful. After that we had delicious lunch seafood ravioli and my boyfriend had super beef. the view is unbelievable. Are you in stellenbosch? go and visit dornier. Is a little bit outside from stellenbosch but really good!

Visited February 2012
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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“Great food.”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Really nice food in a great setting, well worth a visit.

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