Major investment programme for Denbies Vineyard

by / Friday, 20 April 2018 / Published in Uncategorized

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 meet the increasing demand for English sparkling. Pinot Noir planting has increased by 30% and is proven to be the most versatile grape grown at Denbies. It is used in all of the sparkling, rose and red, premium range of wines.   This has continued into 2018, with further plantings of the Pinot Noir, there has also been an experimental trial on a smaller acre plot of 6 new varietals.

This coincides with a comprehensive investment drive in the winery which involves complete modernisation of the winery.

‘Our sustained programme of new plantings, as well as planned winery investments will enable us to meet the increased demand for English sparkling wine’. commented Christopher White, Denbies CEO. ‘moreover, we will also make sure that we support growing demand for our full range of still wines, from entry level up to the premium ranges.’

This is an exciting time for the English wine industry, Denbies currently supply several major supermarkets in the UK, including Waitrose, M & S, Co-op, Sainsburys and Lidl and selected independent restaurant.

Towards the end of last year, Denbies also received planning to convert the existing Farmhouse Accommodation into the UK’s first ever Vineyard Hotel. This is expected to open in the middle of 2019.


To Our Valued Customers


We are very pleased to announce that following the latest advice from the government,
Denbies will commence the next phase of re-opening from Saturday 4 July.
Please note, all areas of the business will be adhering to new social distancing government policy, thank you in advance for your consideration.  Please note, we are only able to accept advance on-line bookings for tours, reservations can be made on the day, thank you.

The Visitor Centre will re-open on Saturday 4 July
Indoor & Outdoor Dining/Vineyard Hotel/Outdoor tours

VINEYARD HOTEL Open from Saturday 4 July 

Table service only

Selection of hot & cold drinks & snacks
Daily 10am – 4pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm/ Sunday 10am – 5pm

Please note, only food and drink purchased from Denbies may be consumed on-site

THE GALLERY RESTAURANT Open from Saturday 11 July

Open every Saturday & Sunday for lunch 12noon - 3.30pm, advance reservations only

Your English Vineyard Wedding in Surrey

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Whilst the main estate building and hotel remain closed to the public, we are happy to offer social distanced wedding viewings from Saturday 20 June.
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