Denbies

TOURS, EXPERIENCES
& LOCAL INFORMATION

TOURS, EXPERIENCES & LOCAL INFORMATION

Denbies Vineyard Hotel is pleased to offer a selection of bespoke tours and tastings for you to enjoy during your stay in the Surrey Hills.  These experiences can be booked for a minimum of two guests

Contact [email protected] for reservations

HOTEL EXPERIENCES

Secret Vineyard Tasting Trail

‘A unique opportunity to experience areas of the vineyard not normally accessible to the general public’

The ‘Secret Vineyard Tasting Trail’ will only take place on Saturday’s during the height of the vineyard season and is weather dependent*.  Meet in Denbies reception, the trail will start outside the Farm Shop and will meander through the vines.  Throughout the trail, your Wine Guide will be providing information on the vineyard, grape varietals and the wine production at Denbies.  This is an informal tour so questions will be welcomed at all times.  The trail will change so no two days will be the same.

Sample tour:

Tasting Stop 1
The Limes – this parcel is the heart of Muller Thurgau

Tasting Stop 2
The Dell – nestling half way up the Dell, this is the Rondo parcel,
famous for producing the Best Rosé in the World 2010

Tasting Stop 3
‘The Secret Vineyard’ Yew Tree Field – serious Pinot Noir country

Tasting Stop 4
The Hollow – Denbies estate honey and local cheese tasting with Denbies wine

You will then climb up to the highest point of the vineyard and return to the estate building

Length of tour – approx. 1½ /2 hours/distance approx. 5/6k

The vineyard trail takes you at a leisurely pace to some of the most beautiful viewing points in the vineyard. Experience the magnificent panoramic views of the 265 acres under vine with far reaching views over the Denbies Estate and the North Downs. Cameras are strongly recommended

Booking information –  Tour is suitable for people with a good level of fitness over the age of 18yrs

£25 per person  (this is based on a group – maximum 20 guests)

Bespoke Secret Vineyard Trail (Vineyard Hotel guests only) – £75 per person – minimum 2 guests

Includes all tastings/bottled water/expert wine guide

Denbies Vineyard Hotel Food & Wine Matching Experience – £45.00 PP

Cabana reservations strongly recommended in advance
Enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the Wine Estate by enjoying a flight of Denbies award winning wines matched with local produce overlooking the Vineyard.

 

Add a wine expert to take you through the wines £100.00 per session.

An exclusive one hour tutored food and wine tasting with one of our wine experts.

Denbies Wine and Cheese Making Experience

Selected dates throughout 2020, please email [email protected] for details

Norbury Blue cheese is made locally.
The milk comes from a farm-assured, closed herd of Friesian cows.
Denbies Wine Estate is England’s largest vineyard, set in 265 acres of vines.

Exclusive to Denbies, this is an informative and enjoyable day.

10.00 Denbies Wine Estate
Tea/Coffee and Danish Pastry served on arrival.

10.30 Norbury Blue
During the visit to Norbury Blue, you will learn all about the cheese making process and experience first-hand, the opportunity to make cheese in the traditional way. This will include full involvement from ‘cutting’ the curds and whey to loading the moulds.

13.00 Lunch
Return to Denbies for hot lunch.

14.30 Denbies Winery
The afternoon will be spent in the working winery with our Denbies wine expert where instruction will be given on the blending of wine & wine styles. You will then be invited to try a selection of Denbies award winning wines.

Due to the fact that Denbies is a working winery, bottling, labelling and filtering of the wines may also be taking place.

Please note –Denbies Wine Estate is a working winery. All timings are approximate and may have to be rescheduled to fit in with the workings of the vineyard & winery

Your voucher includes all refreshments & as a memento of the occasion,
a bottle of Denbies wine & Norbury Blue cheese

To book your date, please contact the Events Department on;
Tel: 01306 742002 / Email: [email protected]

Note:  This event is available for over 18s only. Participants will be required to sign a health & safety disclaimer.  Please note that participants will be required to wear appropriate attire; flat shoes/warm outer clothing

Denbies Gin & Vine Experience

£98 per person – dates available on request

Experience a morning at the local ‘The Gin Kitchen’, producers of Gutsy Monkey, and get some hands-on distilling experience, learn about the craft of gin making, create your own botanicals and perfect the ultimate gin and tonic.

Followed by lunch in the Gallery Restaurant and an afternoon hosted by Denbies Wine Expert, where you will gain an understanding of the wine tasting experience – vine to glass – including a tour of the winery and vineyard

Exclusive to Denbies, this is an informative and enjoyable day.

10.00 Denbies Wine Estate
Tea/Coffee and Danish Pastry served on arrival.

10.30 Gutsy Monkey
During the visit to The Gin Kitchen , you will learn all the craft of gin making, choose your botanicals and create your own Gin.

13.00 Lunch
Return to Denbies for your perfect Gin and Tonic made with your gin and followed by a hot lunch.

14.30 Denbies Winery
The afternoon will be spent in the working winery with our Denbies wine expert.  You will then be invited to try a selection of Denbies award winning wines.

Due to the fact that Denbies is a working winery, bottling, labelling and filtering of the wines may also be taking place.

Please note –Denbies Wine Estate is a working winery. All timings are approximate and may have to be rescheduled to fit in with the workings of the vineyard & winery

Note:  This event is available for over 18s only. Participants will be required to sign a health & safety disclaimer.  Please note that participants will be required to wear appropriate attire; flat shoes/warm outer clothing

View of the vineyard

Seasonal Tasting Experience

£35 per person

Daily Throughout September/October/November 11am and 12 noon

Selected dates throughout December, January & February

Your day includes;

Glass of Denbies Sparkling wine or soft drink

‘Indoor Cinema Vineyard Tour’ The tour starts in the new flat screen cinema featuring ‘The Vineyard Through the Seasons’. Learn about the geology and history of the estate and experience the changes in the vineyard through the seasons and appreciate the wine making process from vine to bottle.

Alfresco tasting – Tasting of three of Denbies Classic wines, tasting glass and notes to take away

Two course lunch in The Conservatory Restaurant (table style service) with a glass of Denbies award winning wine or soft drink

Please note: Following government guidelines This event is socially distanced with limited numbers

Sparkling wine

Vineyard Restaurant  Sparkling Afternoon Tea & Tour

£32 per person

Every weekend during October and November

Enjoy the panoramic views of the estate on the Outdoor Vineyard Train with a glass of Denbies Sparkling.
Cameras recommended.  Guests will alight at the Vineyard Hotel.

Traditional afternoon tea with sparkling wine will be served in the Vineyard Restaurant, which offers far reaching views over the avenues of vines.

Click here to book on-line please browse for your preferred date

Denbies winery offers a wide selection of indoor wine tasting experiences and seasonal outside vineyard tours.  Tours operate daily on the hours, for additional details and to make your reservation, please visit the links below.

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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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