Take a trip to the winelands – visit Dornier wine estate
South African wine estates are world famous with good reason! For many of our guests a trip out to the winelands proves to be one of highlights of their stay. Both the Paarl and Stellenbosch wine routes are less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, meaning that a day trip can be comfortably undertaken.
When friends of The Bay Atlantic ask us where to go we invariably recommend Dornier wine estate in Stellenbosch for its beautiful surrounds, outstanding wines and excellent cuisine.
This particular property presents an intriguing mix of old and modern architecture. The manor house and restaurant are original 19th and 18th century buildings, while the winery presents a more contemporary statement with its organic wave-like design.
One of the highlights of a visit to Dornier is undoubtedly Bodega restaurant. Occupying a renovated 18th Century barn, Bodega offers a refined take on the concept of ‘Farm Cuisine’. The menu features fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers, matched with wines from producers in the Blaauwklippen Valley.
What would a visit to a wine farm be without wine tasting? Dornier wines have won numerous awards and are recognised as being amongst the best in the world.
Dornier offers daily cellar tours, wine tasting and wine-food pairings or, as an alternative, you can simply relax in the wine lounge while deciding how many cases you can fit into the boot of your car to savour at home.
Another reason we like Dornier is that it’s not just about the great experience for visitors – they also place a high value on social and environmental responsibility. They have a number of education and upliftment projects going in local communities and they support several eco and biodiversity initiatives. All Dornier wines now bear the Integrity and Sustainability Seal, confirming the estate’s status as a responsible producer.
Book your trip
We advise that you check the Dornier website to make sure of opening times before you head out there. If you are staying with us we can make the arrangements for you and organise transport if required.
Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 21 880 0557
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