The Modern Cellar at Dornier
The architecture of Dornier's modern cellar and production facility is quite different than the traditional 18th and 19th Century buildings you'll see in the winelands. The pool of water above the wine cellar is an eco-friendly way of helping to regulate the cellar's temperature, and the reflective surface of the building also helps keep it cool. The overall design pays homage to the family's history in the aviation industry. You can arrange a tour of the facility before your wine tasting by contacting them in advance.
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
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Living on a working winery in Stellenbosch
While relatively new to wine production, the estates and farms that comprise beautiful Dornier Wines dates back to the 17th century. While their premium wines are indeed incredible, they set themselves off through a unique building onsite - The Homestead, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. This historic home was once the heart of the farm and today Dornier allows individuals and groups to stay the night, to experience winery life from the inside.
By Matt Long
Blaauwklippen Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
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