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

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

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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