People

The Dornier family has a proud heritage of innovation, creativity and perfection, and we now bring this to our wines. We are made up of a team that recognises the old saying that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Like our wines are all blends, our people work as one, no one more important than the other. We are united by some common beliefs: that the quest for perfection doesn't allow average to be good enough; in the courage to be individualistic; and that tradition is a positive base for innovation.

The Dornier family has a proud heritage of innovation, creativity and perfection, and we now bring this to our wines. We are made up of a team that recognises the old saying that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Like our wines are all blends, our people work as one, no one more important than the other. We are united by some common beliefs: that the quest for perfection doesn't allow average to be good enough; in the courage to be individualistic; and that tradition is a positive base for innovation.

Raphael Dornier - Managing Director

'With our three ranges of unique wines we showcase the potential and character of our soils as well as our individual style. With the support of our dedicated team we strive to improve from vintage to vintage based on our tradition of creativity, innovation and perfection.

Theunis Bell - Viticulturist & Farm Manager

'Taking great pleasure when you taste and enjoy the wine of the grapes grown and tended to throughout the year...now if that's not job satisfaction, then what is! To top it off the Stellenbosch Golden Triangle happens to be your playground.'

Having graduated from Cape Technikon with a Civil Engineering diploma and after working for several years in the industry, Theunis ultimately followed his heart and ended up pursuing a profession in viticulture. Throughout his career Theunis gained priceless firsthand experience while working for relatively large concerns in both Malmesbury and Philadelphia of which KWV and Nederburg were their key clients. Theunis has now been given the opportunity at Dornier Wines to apply his knowledge and skill within a comparatively small viticultural scale where he can hone and develop many modern scientific methods employed within the industry for ultimately producing high end grapes for top quality wine.



Francois Theunissen - General Manager



Philip van Staden - Winemaker 



Dornier Wines
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