Harvest on track for another record breaking year

by / Thursday, 01 October 2015 / Published in Uncategorized

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 month of the year so far. As a result, the harvest will start relatively late towards the end of the first week of October. This will ensure that the grapes have had the optimum amount of time to achieve high levels of ripeness.
Denbies vineyard team are closely monitoring the sugar and acidity levels on a daily basis and can respond to any changes in the weather immediately. The key now is the rainfall levels during late September and October, and the current Indian summer is a massive bonus.
Like 2014, 2015 experienced minimal frost damage realising optimum conditions for areas of the vineyard to produce some excellent award winning smaller parcels of vineyard select varietals.
Following the record breaking 2014 vintage, Denbies currently has its full range of 14 wines, sparkling, still, white, red and rose in production.
Denbies Wine Estate will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016. Since the vineyard was established in 1986 the English wine industry has been transformed irrevocably. Denbies is proud to have been part of this evolution and continues to be at the forefront of development and innovation in the UK. The 30th Anniversary will be celebrated with the new Blanc de Blanc Cubitt Reserve 2013, due for release in April 2016.

Image-1Ready to receive the grape harvest


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

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