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2018 Award Winning Wines

Thursday, 14 June 2018 by

Denbies are delighted to have scooped 24 medals during the 2018 wine awards season. Highlights include an impressive 2 Golds and 2 Silvers for The Brokes Botrytis 2016, whilst the Noble Harvest 2016 achieved 1 Gold and 2 Silvers and was also winner of the Stefanowicz Trophy for most outstanding sweet wine, a top accolade.

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

Spring Vineyard report

Friday, 23 March 2018 by

Spring Vineyard report – March The vines are currently coming to the end of their dormant period so we are pleased to report that there are no adverse affects from the latest spell of cold weather. The real concerns of the vineyard team will start in the coming months when, as with every year, the

A short video documenting the January 2017 exploratory excavation of the Denbies Conventor tank Tank Report

The extremely rare Second World War tank that was excavated in Denbies vineyard earlier this year has now been removed for renovation. The English “Covenanter” tank was dug up from beneath the vineyard by WW2 enthusiast Rick Wedlock.  Rick approached Denbies last year regarding the possibly of a tank buried on the estate .  Following

Denbies Wine Estate is delighted to have achieved a Gold level status from Green Tourism.  The gold status was confirmed following the vineyard’s most recent assessment from a Green tourism representative. Members are visited every two years to assess them against a range of criteria relevant to their business type, sustainable tourism indicators include protecting

The earliest harvest in Denbies Wine Estate 31 years commenced yesterday (Wednesday 6 September), historically, a early harvest commences during the third week of September.   On a mild sunny autumnal morning the Denbies vineyard team picked approximately 3 tons of the early ripening Solaris.  This was an unexpected outcome from a vintage that started with

Following the unexpectedly late spring frost of 26th April, the vineyard has recovered remarkably well, aided by some wonderfully hot sunny weather throughout late May, June and July. There is no hiding from the fact that the harvest will be smaller this year as a result of the frost damage, however the recovery growth has

An extremely rare Second World War tank has been dug up at Denbies by WW2 enthusiast Rick Wedlock.  Rick approached Denbies last year regarding the excavation.  Following an exploratory dig in January which revealed the top part of the tank, the full excavation took place on Tuesday 23rd May.  The English “Covenanter” tank was dug

As you may be aware from press reports, most vineyards in the south-east of England experienced frost damage last Thursday morning. Denbies have several anti-frost measures which have been deployed extensively over the past couple of weeks.  The tow and blow machine (pictured), (which resembles a large desk fan) oscillates the air therefore preventing ground

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