The Dunstone story began when Abbi & Lee Wallis came to South Africa in February 2002.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Lee, a Doctor in the British Royal Navy, was issued a one year work permit, to work at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Cape Town. After just four months, we fell in love with South Africa. The people, culture, beauty and of course the climate. Therefore the decision to stay was an easy one.
Seeing the potential, we bought the Wellington farm in August 2002. The original family had a keen interest in horses, and we converted their stable block and guest cottage into the current Dunstone guest house. We named the estate Dunstone, after the farm we lived on in the UK when we got engaged.
Over the years we have continued to develop the estate. From planting our first vineyards and opening The Stone Kitchen bistro, we are passionate about everything we do and are proud to be making award winning wines. It’s an absolute delight to live on Dunstone Estate with our 2 children, Francis and Ava, as well as our friendly dogs, Merlot and Rose. Our dogs have become Dunstone icons. This is a family run estate and we ensure there are many personal touches.
Being based in the winelands, we still love exploring everything this country has to offer. The Western Cape is so diverse and within 1 hour, you are in a completely different environment. Therefore since starting this new adventure together, we have increased our property portfolio to include a beautiful beach house in Jacobs Bay on the west coast and a trendy townhouse in De Waterkant. Finding that perfect balance, our Dunstone Collection offers something for everyone.