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Dornier Wine Estate

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Address: Blaauwklippen Road | Western Cape, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 880 0557
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great wine !

We went randomly this week end and had a really good tasting. Everyone of their wine was great ! Ended buying a few cases of the rosé.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2015
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We went randomly this week end and had a really good tasting. Everyone of their wine was great ! Ended buying a few cases of the rosé.

Thank Cindy Kathy C
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Having noticed that Dornier was seventh on the top 12 architecturally designed wine estates in the world a stop was necessary. Wonderful service, from an extremely knowledgeable server. We were introduced to their tapas with a bottle of wine. Perfect combination with a perfect view over the estate and the majestic mountains in the background. Wonderful wine. This was my... More 

Thank Carla K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch and did some wine tasting as well. The food was ok, no more no less and the wine tasting was alright. We tried five wines and they served them all in the same glass. Would have been nine with a new glass at least when you go from a white wine to a red.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 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.

1 Thank Norrtillsoder
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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 

1 Thank Leah B
Asten, The Netherlands
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 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
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 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.

Thank sinplicity
Hilton, South Africa
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 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 

Thank Hugh D
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 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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