New Shoots for Denbies

by / Thursday, 15 May 2014 / Published in Uncategorized

New Shoots for Denbies

Denbies Wine Estate is pleased to announce the completion of the first stage of scheduled  planting which has been taking place in the 265 acre vineyard.

Commencing in 2013, 25,000 vines were planted which included Solaris.  Solaris is an early ripening variety with good resistance against fungal diseases and frost, used for white wine.  Planting also included Bacchus, Dornfelder and Rondo, from which the gold award winning Chalk Ridge Rose 2010 won  the celebrated title ‘Best Rosé in the world’.
This year, 2014, the planting continues with an additional 15,000 vines being planted towards to end of May when the threat of late Spring has passed.  The area to the left of the entrance is currently being cultivated for the new planting.

The new plantings represent the demand for English wine which has grown exponentially in recent years.  The 2013 harvest was a record year and Denbies are looking forward to releasing three additional new varietals at the end of September.  This includes the release of the eagerly awaited Sauvignon Blanc, the first commercial release in the UK.  Four years ago Denbies vineyard planted England’s first sauvignon blanc vines across three hectares of the estate.  The 3,500 vines have thrived in the chalky soil, producing in the region of 1,000 bottles.
Within the next month, further announcements will be made as Denbies have been chosen by two major supermarkets to make their English flagship wines, representing a significant statement for the English wine industry as a whole.  These own range Denbies wines have been selected for style and quality and each wine will be released as own label made by Denbies for the respective businesses.

In tandem with the extended vine planting Denbies are taking this opportunity to increase the woodland area, planting 1,600 oak and hazel trees so far this year.   Work on the estate is also commencing in August in conjunction with Natural England and the Forestry Commission to further enhance this unique area in the heart of the Surrey Hills


To Our Valued Customers


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, due to reduced numbers on the outdoor tour, we strongly advise booking on-line in advance, reservations may be available day thank you.

Due to revised government guidelines introduced Saturday 8 August 2020, can we respectfully request that visitors wear a mask on entering the building and on both the indoor & outdoor tours.  Masks are not required for dining or the tasting element of the tours. 

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Indoor & Outdoor Dining/Vineyard Hotel/Outdoor tours


Sparkling Outdoor Tour & Gallery Restaurant dinner/Afternoon Tea Hamper & Tour/Secret Vineyard Trail & Tasting

VINEYARD HOTEL is now open

CONSERVATORY RESTAURANT is open daily between 10am - 4pm
Table service only/hot food available 12noon to 2pm


Enjoy £10 off per person

The discount can be applied to food and/or non-alcoholic drink purchased for consumption on premises, up to a maximum discount of £10 per diner (inclusive of VAT).  This includes soft drinks and/or packaged snacks, as long as they are for immediate consumption on the premises.  There is no minimum spend requirement.

‘THE HATCH ON THE LAWN’ Outside Marquee seating available
Selection of hot & cold drinks & snacks
Daily 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm/ Sunday 10am – 5pm

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


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

Set price menu £24 for two courses/£30 for three courses

Your English Vineyard Wedding in Surrey

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