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TOURS, EXPERIENCES
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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 Hotel 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

Bespoke Secret Vineyard Trail (Vineyard Hotel guests only) – £85 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.

Visit the Surrey Hills Vineyards;

Denbies is delighted to be part of the Vineyards of the Surrey Hills

All within easy reach, Vineyards of the Surrey Hills is a cluster of beautiful vineyards who excel in producing outstanding wines from the rolling North Downs, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These award-winning vineyards invite you to visit and delight in the views, vineyards and wines.

Please ask at the time of booking for tour details.

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To Our Valued Customers

WE CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU BACK!

PLEASE NOTE OUTSIDE DINING WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 15 APRIL

THE HATCH ON THE LAWN - OUTSIDE DINING

- OPEN DAILY FROM 12 NOON - <RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED>

Unfortunately, due to government guidelines, outside seating is NOT permitted for takeaway customers

<INFORMATION REGARDING OUTSIDE SEATING>

As we slowly return to normal, certain areas of the business may be operating slightly differently.  Denbies will be adhering to the current social distancing government policy and is in the best interest of both our team and our visitors.  We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your consideration.

If you would like to make an enquiry regarding hosting an event/private party/corporate. 

Please email our Events Team - [email protected] 

From Monday 12 April  - Monday 17 May 2021;

During this time the following will be open;

Reception & toilet facilities (for customers only) available

Mon - Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Sat & Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm

The Hatch TakeAway (located at the front of the building)

OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY REFRESHMENTS (NEW extended menu available from Monday 12 April)

Daily 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday  9.30am – 5.30pm/ Sunday 9.30 - 4.30pm

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

Outside al fresco seating on the lawn, open daily for hot & cold  lunch options, afternoon tea, hot and cold refreshments

Daily 12noon - 3.00pm

Sat & Sun 11.30am – 4.00pm

Denbies Wine & Gift Shop

We are operating a separate entrance and exit for your additional well being

Daily 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 5pm

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

Vineyard Outdoor Train tours - available daily

Online Shop – Click & Collect/Home Delivery

20% off any purchases of 6 or more bottles/mixed case applies
Cellar Door Click & Collect is now available, place your order on-line.  Collection is available Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm


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