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“Gorgeous location, fantastic lunch”

Dornier Wine Estate
Ranked #41 of 149 things to do in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 stopped here and enjoyed the views of the winery and rolling hills in the area.

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Reviewed January 16, 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).

Thank BQ01
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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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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 interesting. We only learnt on arrival that overnight guests are not offered dinner, and the only meal available was the tappas menue which was offered from 4 to 6pm. Fortunately it was excellent and if you order the platter it comes with a free bottle of wine. We then learnt, for the first time after the evening meal, that the estate does not offer breakfast!! As we had been booked by our agent on a bed and breakfast basis, they made a special plan and produced a very nice breakfast for us. In conclusion, a good place to visit for some wine and tappas, but move on somewhere else if you want a place to stay?

Thank Hugh D
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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 is chilled by an above-ground pool. The winery production structure is contemporary building (looks like an adult and baby fish) set against the ragged mountains behind. I think the restaurant was fully booked and had a some delish sounding daily specials.

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