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Double Award winning week for Denbies March 2017 Firstly we would like to say how proud we all are, and rightly so, this week we have not only won one but two outstanding awards.  We always strive to deliver excellence and it is particularly rewarding when this is recognised by others. The first award was

Winter months in the winery and vineyard Even in the deepest winter days, you will see a team of vineyard workers in the heart of the vineyard.  The Vineyard team are now in full swing with the pruning, some three weeks in now and another couple of months to go. This cold weather is extremely

The 2016 harvest has delivered exceptional results for Denbies’ premium wines, particularly red and white varietals, as well as its award-winning Noble Harvest dessert wine. Following an unusually early start to the harvest, 2016 did not produce record volumes all round at the 265-acre Surrey estate. However, the outstanding quality of the grapes means that

Harvest 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016 by

    A dry summer and sunny September, characterised by blistering daytime temperatures and warm nights, have contributed to perfect ripening conditions. Denbies winemaking team predicts 2016 to be one of the most successful vintages ever for the estate. Denbies’ CEO Chris White comments: ‘The quality is expected to be quite exceptional this year. We

With the kind permission of Denbies Wine Estate, at the end of May we gave our bees new fields to fly in at Denbies vineyard. Over a week-end, with a hand scythe and a strimmer, docks and six-foot high nettles were cleared and slabs laid on which to place the hives. The first swarm to

Denbies Wine Estate is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a gold medal by the International Wine Challengeⁱ for Denbies Sparkling Greenfields Cuvée NV.  The gold awards were announced on 9th May, by eminent wine writer and presenter Oz Clarke in Central London. For Denbies, celebrating its 30th year, it is particularly rewarding to

Vineyard pruning update

Thursday, 07 April 2016 by

Vines have undergone winter pruning and are now lying dormant for the winter. Vineyard Manager Duncan McNeill gives us an overview of our current pruning techniques on Denbies Estate: “There are two main themes to our pruning, which have been developed over the last few years: Pruning for quality as opposed to high yield Pruning

Denbies Business of Year 2016

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 by

  Celebrating its 30th year, Denbies Wine Estate, England’s largest vineyard, was delighted last Thursday evening to be the recipient of two major South-East business awards.  Denbies received the coveted Gatwick Diamond Business of the Year Award 2016 and the Green Business of the Year Award 2016, presented at a gala dinner for 600 guests

Harvest 2015

Friday, 30 October 2015 by

Report from the Vineyard Manager Duncan McNeill A later start to the 2015 harvest meant that the vineyard could fully benefit from the early autumn sun and indeed picking is taking place well into November for the second consecutive year. The cooler and wetter than average weather of August and September has been replaced by

Following the record breaking vintage of 2014, Denbies Wine Estate, England’s largest vineyard, is now poised for yet another outstanding harvest, with predicted volumes exceeding that of 2014. Although volume predictions are high, since the middle of August, cooler and wetter conditions have been prevalent. For the third year in succession August was the wettest

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