September vineyard blog

by / Friday, 27 September 2019 / Published in Uncategorized

With the 2019 harvest now underway at Denbies, our winery and vineyard team are busy measuring grape sugars, harvesting grapes and transporting them into the winery for their first pressing.  As predicted, Solaris was the first varietal to ripen, with these full, ripe golden berries hand-harvested from the Dell in the early autumn sunshine.

Rondo then followed soon after, which will join the Solaris to form part of our 2019 Rose Hill blend.

The team are now busily picking Ortega in our Park West area of the vineyard.  We will move on to hand-harvesting our premium Bacchus from the Hollow next week, from which we will produce varietal Bacchus 2019, both still and sparkling.

Despite more varied weather conditions during 2019 compared with 2018 and a later start to the growing season, the quality of the fruit is excellent, offering a harvest of great potential.

Denbies Vineyard Hotel restaurant is now open for dining every evening, with a brand new autumn menu and gorgeous views over Denbies vineyard. With all rooms in both wings of the hotel, The Farmhouse and The Brokes, now fully finished, we are delighted to be welcoming guests to explore our estate at one of the most glorious times of the vineyard year.

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To Our Valued Customers

In accordance with current government guidelines,  The Hatch on the Lawn takeaway refreshments and the Wine and Gift Shop (which operates an off-sales licence) are permitted to remain open during the current lockdown.  

Denbies Online Shop is also open for deliveries and click & collect.

All areas open to the public at this time are fully COVID compliant and risk assessments have been independently verified.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

If you have made a reservation which may be cancelled due to current government guidelines, you will be contacted via e-mail by Denbies Events Team.  Reception will be closed, therefore the telephones will not be monitored

Please follow government guidelines at all times - information here

Unfortunately due to the current government guidelines, the main visitor centre has to remain closed. As the Denbies toilet facilities are located within the building, they are not classed as public toilets and therefore must remain closed. 

Denbies operates an open access policy for visitor to make use of the vineyard for recreational purposes. If anyone has any concerns regarding the limited facilities at this time, we are updating the website regularly and also communicating via email to visitors who have signed up on our website.

Thank you for your consideration and patience at this time.

During this time the following will be open;

The Hatch on the Lawn (located at the front of the building)

OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY REFRESHMENTS

Daily 10am - 3pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

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PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, DENBIES RESTROOM FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED FROM SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER

Denbies Wine & Gift Shop

Daily 11am - 2pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

20% Off all wine purchases 6+ bottles/mixed case applies

On-line Shop delivery

Last Orders for Click and Collect  10am - 3pm

20% Off all wine purchases 6+ bottles/mixed case applies

On-line Gifts & Vouchers

Monetary e-vouchers ◊E-Gift Experiences


Apologies - we are unable to respond to phone enquiries during this period of time.  Please visit the website for future reservations.  For amends to existing reservations ONLY, please email [email protected]  We are only able to offer limited response at this time.

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