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Denbies Wine

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DENBIES VINEYARD

Denbies Vineyard through the seasons

Chalk soils stretching from the Cliffs of Dover coupled with a comparatively warm and dry microclimate enables Denbies Estate to consistently produce a wide range of wine styles of exceptional quality and distinction. Denbies’ wines are produced from a variety of grapes suited to cool-climate wine production, including Bacchus, Ortega, Reichensteiner and Rondo as well as classic varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Denbies sparkling wines are produced using the traditional method and ageing on the lees for complexity, whilst our still wines undergo gentle de-stemming and pressing, some oak ageing and malolactic fermentation for certain styles.

The Denbies Estate has been owned and run by the White family since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. The estate lies in the heart of Surrey overlooking Box Hill, where Denbies produces an award-winning range of white, red and sparkling wines.

There is a considerable element of physical labour in the vineyard, throughout the year with both pruning and canopy management and in particular during harvest time (September-October). Certain areas of the vineyard can only be harvested by hand due to the slopes and access, plus certain varieties such as Pinot Noir are thinner skinned and therefore benefit from gentle hand-harvesting. During the harvest we have a team of around 30 pickers working. The mechanical picker is designed to handle the grapes carefully and shakes them gently from the vine to ensure berries aren’t damaged, so this is hugely important for us to enable picking at optimal ripeness alongside the hand-harvesting.

There is also extensive hands on activity in the winery, as the entire winemaking process takes place here at Denbies, from pressing the grapes, through to tank and barrel fermentation and the riddling, disgorging and bottling of the sparkling wines.

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To Our Valued Customers

WELCOME YOU!

PLEASE NOTE OUTSIDE DINING WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 15 APRIL

THE HATCH ON THE LAWN - OUTSIDE DINING

- OPEN DAILY FROM 12 NOON - <RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED>

Unfortunately, due to government guidelines, outside seating is NOT permitted for takeaway customers

<INFORMATION REGARDING OUTSIDE SEATING>

If you would like to make an enquiry regarding hosting an event/private party/corporate. 

Please email our Events Team - [email protected] 

From Monday 12 April  - Monday 17 May 2021;

During this time the following will be open;

Reception & toilet facilities (for customers only) available

Mon - Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Sat & Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm

The Hatch TakeAway (located at the front of the building)

OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY REFRESHMENTS

Daily 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday  9.30am – 5.30pm/ Sunday 9.30 - 4.30pm

The Hatch on the Lawn 'Outside Dining' (located at the front of the building)

Outside al fresco seating on the lawn, open daily for hot & cold  lunch options, afternoon tea, hot and cold refreshments

Daily 12noon - 3.00pm

Sat & Sun 11.30am – 4.00pm

Denbies Wine & Gift Shop

We are operating a separate entrance and exit for your additional well being

Daily 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 5pm

20% Off all wine purchases 6+ bottles/mixed case applies

Vineyard Outdoor Train tours - available daily

Online Shop – Click & Collect/Home Delivery

20% off any purchases of 6 or more bottles/mixed case applies
Cellar Door Click & Collect is now available, place your order on-line.  Collection is available Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm


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