The name is Dutch for 'at the thorns'. A Settlement situated just 8 km from Worcester on the R 43 to Villliersdorp. Aan de Doorns has one of the largest Wine Cellars in the Worcester region. A highly respected name in the wine making World of South Africa, Aan de Doorns Cellar was established in 1954. The Cellar's forward-thinking and the ability to shift their goals always further has produced a success formula in excellent vineyard practice and quality wine making.
South African Place Names by Peter E. Raper