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Following the two recent incredible harvests, Vineyard Manager Duncan McNeil has prepared a report as to how these two consecutive years developed through the seasons. Compare and contrast the two years and this gives an insight into the challenges and variance’s of English wine making. 2013: A very cold period from February through until early

2015 pruning up date

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by

Here is some Chardonnay from Yew Tree Field, pruned, tied down and ready to go for 2015.  The initial start to the 2015 pruning season has been made a lot easier by the mild weather and  combined with the cold nights has allowed the pruning canes to ripen off properly.

2014 summary from the Winery

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by

Winery update 2014 was a wonderful year for quantity and we are now beginning to see that it was also great on quality. The 2014 wines are now nicely tucked up and resting in either full stainless steel tanks or barrels, and it is now that they begin revealing their full potential. Shortly we shall

Denbies Harvest Report 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 by
Denbies Harvest Report 2014 The 2014 harvest is over! The winery handled a touch over 563 tonnes of grapes overall making it the largest harvest on record. With a mild frost free spring, a glorious summer and Autumn the grapes were not only plentiful but of a very high quality. Every single tank in the

  Denbies is very pleased to announce the imminent release of its first vintage of  Sauvignon Blanc.  The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were planted four years ago on a three acre trial plot and this is the first year they have been in production, following the excellent 2013 harvest. Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety

Seyval Blanc flowering

Friday, 20 June 2014 by

This week the photographs speak volumes, an abundance of flowering is currently taking place.  At the moment, the Vineyard Manager has estimated that we are two weeks ahead of normal activity.  The new plantings are also thriving exceptionally well with strong new shoots.

2014 New planting

Friday, 06 June 2014 by

Denbies has just completed the second year of an extensive vine plantation. 27500 vines were planted in 2013, we have planted Solaris, an early ripening, mildew resistant variety on the steep chalky slopes. This will be used for still white wines as a single varietal, and to add flavour to larger white blends. On the

The mobile sparkling bottling line comes over annually from the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (Epernay).  It has the capacity to bottle 5,000 bottles per hour.  Denbies team work alongside the team of French experts.  This year, together with the traditional sparkling wines, Denbies will be producing a new sparkling Blanc de Blanc  made from 100%

New Shoots for Denbies

Thursday, 15 May 2014 by
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

Minimal Pruning

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 by
Minimal Pruning 29th April Denbies pioneers new method of growing grapes in the Uk. Minimal pruning. This produces more bunches, but of smaller size and a consequent higher ratio of skin:flesh. This results in wines with greater aroma intensity and body. It also mitigates the risk of crop loss to late spring frosts and is
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