August vineyard blog

by / Tuesday, 27 August 2019 / Published in Uncategorized


As summer continues in full swing at Denbies vineyard, beautiful July and early August sunshine has meant that grapes continue to ripen well. Recent spells of rainfall have given the vines useful hydration and lovely healthy bunches of berries can be seen throughout the estate. With temperatures set to increase once again towards the end of the month, our vineyard team are confident for another fine harvest and are hopeful for a dry and warm autumn ripening season. We anticipate starting harvest in the first 10 days of September, with Solaris being the first varietal to ripen and Rondo following later in the month.

The winery team are hard at work preparing our next Vineyard Select still wine, Bacchus 2018, which will be released next month. As our first wine release from the bountiful 2018 vintage, the Bacchus is hotly anticipated! This imminent release ties in nicely with the annual Bacchus Marathon and Half-Marathon taking place on September 8th at Denbies Estate. Running plus wine; what could be better?

We are thrilled to be very close to the official opening of Denbies Vineyard Hotel. With all 10 rooms in the new Brokes wing fully finished as well as our Vineyard Restaurant and stunning outdoor cabanas, we are already receiving great feedback from guests.  The 7 rooms in our Farmhouse wing are nearing completion and our Vineyard Restaurant will be open for bookings from 1st October.



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.


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)


Daily 10am - 3pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm



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.

Please click here & visit our online shop for more information

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