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October 2018 Harvest

Thursday, 11 October 2018 by

We are now nearing the completion of a very busy and successful 2018 harvest here at Denbies Wine Estate. A section of our Pinot Noir grapes destined for our premium sparkling wines were hand-picked last week, with the remaining Pinot Noir berries being harvested today. In addition, we are currently machine-harvesting Seyval Blanc in the

September 2018 Wine Blog

Thursday, 20 September 2018 by

Harvest has begun on the Estate! With our first pick of Solaris grapes taking place 7th September, our vineyard team have just completed harvesting our Ortega plots. This is followed this week by hand picking of the premium Bacchus varietal, for our best-selling Vineyard Select wines. Hand-picking of these grapes is also taking place on

  Run through England’s green and pleasant land with wine on hand at this year’s Run Bacchus, Britain’s answer to the Marathon du Médoc. The event, which is on the 9th of September, combines two of the world’s finest pleasures: running in the great outdoors and fine wine. The event  start and finish is outside

July 2018 Wine Blog

Thursday, 12 July 2018 by

Here at Denbies Estate the vineyard is in full bloom, with the vines soaking up the glorious summer sunshine. Flowering has now finished and we have fruit set and good pollination throughout, with our newly-planted young vines growing nicely. The team are working hard to ensure that we make the most of these optimum conditions

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

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