With spring now fast approaching, all winter pruning in the vineyard is now complete, with vines tied down ready and waiting for bud burst. General trellis repairs will continue over the next few weeks to ensure that everything is ready for the growing season. The new trellis is being installed on the Dell slopes, due
Happy New Year from all at Denbies Wine Estate! We are looking forward to another great year and the release of some spectacular wines later on in the season. In the vineyard, the vines are now dormant for winter, with pruning beginning very shortly. After a six week period, this will be closely followed by
What a wonderful year it’s been! Whilst Denbies’ winery team works as hard as ever fermenting, bottling and taking care of our young wines, we look back over a successful and bountiful 2018 to examine what made it such a great harvest here at Denbies Wine Estate. Conditions in March were chilly with very heavy
Well done team! Denbies are delighted to have been awarded the CSWWC 2018 Best in Class for Best English Blanc de Noirs. The Champagne and Sparkling World Wine Championships celebrate the top sparkling offerings across the globe, with entries from 18 countries this year. The competition is known for being the toughest and most well-respected
We are now nearing the completion of a very busy and successful 2018 harvest here at Denbies Wine Estate. A section of our Pinot Noir grapes destined for our premium sparkling wines were hand-picked last week, with the remaining Pinot Noir berries being harvested today. In addition, we are currently machine-harvesting Seyval Blanc in the
Harvest has begun on the Estate! With our first pick of Solaris grapes taking place 7th September, our vineyard team have just completed harvesting our Ortega plots. This is followed this week by hand picking of the premium Bacchus varietal, for our best-selling Vineyard Select wines. Hand-picking of these grapes is also taking place on
Run through England’s green and pleasant land with wine on hand at this year’s Run Bacchus, Britain’s answer to the Marathon du Médoc. The event, which is on the 9th of September, combines two of the world’s finest pleasures: running in the great outdoors and fine wine. The event start and finish is outside
Here at Denbies Estate the vineyard is in full bloom, with the vines soaking up the glorious summer sunshine. Flowering has now finished and we have fruit set and good pollination throughout, with our newly-planted young vines growing nicely. The team are working hard to ensure that we make the most of these optimum conditions
Denbies are delighted to have scooped 24 medals during the 2018 wine awards season. Highlights include an impressive 2 Golds and 2 Silvers for The Brokes Botrytis 2016, whilst the Noble Harvest 2016 achieved 1 Gold and 2 Silvers and was also winner of the Stefanowicz Trophy for most outstanding sweet wine, a top accolade.
The recent spell of warm weather has been very well received by Denbies Wine Estate. In the past 12 months, the Dorking vineyard has undergone an extensive replanting programme. In 2017, 30,000 of the classic ‘champagne/sparkling wine’ grape varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were planted on the optimum south facing slopes of the Dell to
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