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Dormershire Wine Estate
South Africa - Kuilsriver

Dormershire is a boutique wine estate situated in the Stellenbosch wine region and is the Stellenbosch estate located closest to Cape Town, the Mother City. It is situated on the Kanonkop hill between Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The cannon which alerted Stellenbosch inhabitants to the arrival of ships in Table Bay was fired from the hill. The estate is in close proximity to both Table Bay and False Bay, with their cool ocean breezes and enjoys the benefit of the temperate ocean climate. It has a panoramic view of Table Mountain from the vineyards, this also being depicted on the front labels.

The estate has, since 1996, been developed with plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz cultivars which were selected to complement the terroir of the farm which is enhanced by its temperate climate. The estate encompasses only nine hectares resulting in limited quantities of the cultivars being available. Both red wines are matured in small French oak barrels in the estates maturation cellar which provides storage space for approximately 250 barrels.

Harvesting is done by hand to ensure minimal interference with nature and that grapes are only picked at optimum ripeness. Bunches are hand sorted and selected in the cellar to obtain optimum quality wines.

The estate in owned by attorney Paul Frost and his wife Sunette. The winemaker is Michelle Louw since 2007 till present.
The Sauvignon Blanc is elegant, full bodied and has typical tropical fruit flavours with grassiness and flintiness on the nose. The Rosé has been innovatively wooded and is crisply dry with a berry character.

Early in 2006 we decided to open our venue for tour groups and corporates for private wine tastings and s and it should be noted that we do not have full conference facilities and can only accommodate a maximum of 30 persons.

What is your business goal?

Selling the best quality wine at the best possible prices!

What is your business history?

The estate was established in 1996. The first grapes were harvested in 2001 and the cellar was built in 2004.

Extra information about your business?

You can hire our tasting room for small conferences or events that hosts up to 30 people. The cost for the venue alone is R900+VAT. Catering can be quoted and arranged for your needs.

How do people contact you?

Our wines are exclusivly available from the Estate only. We do deliveries in the Cape Peninsula for free.

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