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The earliest harvest in Denbies Wine Estate 31 years commenced yesterday (Wednesday 6 September), historically, a early harvest commences during the third week of September.   On a mild sunny autumnal morning the Denbies vineyard team picked approximately 3 tons of the early ripening Solaris.  This was an unexpected outcome from a vintage that started with

Following the unexpectedly late spring frost of 26th April, the vineyard has recovered remarkably well, aided by some wonderfully hot sunny weather throughout late May, June and July. There is no hiding from the fact that the harvest will be smaller this year as a result of the frost damage, however the recovery growth has

An extremely rare Second World War tank has been dug up at Denbies by WW2 enthusiast Rick Wedlock.  Rick approached Denbies last year regarding the excavation.  Following an exploratory dig in January which revealed the top part of the tank, the full excavation took place on Tuesday 23rd May.  The English “Covenanter” tank was dug

Vineyard report May 2017

Thursday, 04 May 2017 by

As you may be aware from press reports, most vineyards in the south-east of England experienced frost damage last Thursday morning. Denbies have several anti-frost measures which have been deployed extensively over the past couple of weeks.  The tow and blow machine (pictured), (which resembles a large desk fan) oscillates the air therefore preventing ground

Denbies Greenfields was crowned ‘Best Sparkling Wine from the United Kingdom’ at the Challenge Euposia awards ceremony held at trade wine show Prowein in Düsseldorf on 19 March. Founded by leading Italian wine magazine Euposia in 2008, the Challenge Euposia competition is the world’s first international blind tasting challenge of traditional method sparkling wines. Now

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

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