The Dornier Vineyard
The Dornier vineyard is situated within the Stellenbosch "golden triangle". It is located on two estates, Stellenrust and Keerweder, which the artist Christoph Dornier took over in 1995 and completely remodelled. The centrepiece is a spectacular modern 500 tonne cellar designed by Dornier himself, where the first promising Cuvées started being made in 2002, remaining true to the Dornier family concept of producing wines from a perfect balance of traditional craftsmanship and the most modern of cellar technologies.
The wine estate benefits from an excellent climate and perfect soil conditions. Nearby False Bay cools the vineyards and provides a moist microclimate, resulting in a constantly high quality crop. The soil composition is principally weathered red and yellow granite with a high proportion of clay. It lies between 100 and 200m above sea level. After eleven years of building up the wine farm, 70ha is currently covered with vines, set to increase to 100ha by 2009. Seven grape varieties are cultivated: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, Semillon und Sauvignon Blanc.
Both on the vineyards and in the modern cellar, traditional craftsmanship is prized, with each and every area of the vineyard individually harvested, pressed and aged. This allows the Cuvées to be produced to perfection. Three wine types have been available since 2004: Donatus Red (Cuvée), Donatus White (Cuvée) and Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot. Excellent international ratings in the first year alone, alongside illustrious clients (e.g. Blue Train and Lufthansa First Class) illustrate the high quality of the wines and motivate the proud winery employees.
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