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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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Welcome!

FOLLOWING THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, DENBIES ARE PLEASED TO CONFIRM THAT WE WILL BE RE-OPENING IN FULL FROM MONDAY 19 JULY

Please note that until further notice, in the interest of the health and well-being of both our customers and team, we are continuing to observe the following guidelines;

  • Denbies staff are required to wear masks in customer facing areas of the building
  • Partition screens will still be in place at points of payment
  • Our current policy remains that we will only accept payment by credit card
  • We recommend that visitors continue to wear masks inside the building unless seated

The Conservatory Restaurant

OPEN DAILY

Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4pm

Saturday 9.30 - 4.30pm/Sunday 9.30 - 4pm

(Please note The Conservatory Restaurant will open at 12 noon on Monday 19 July due to staff training)

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THE HATCH ON THE LAWN – takeaway and outside seating

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

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

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The Gallery Restaurant

Open from Wednesday 19 May - Wednesday to Sunday

Lunch served from 12 noon

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Denbies Vineyard Hotel

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NOW OPEN DAILY

Indoor & Outdoor Tours

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Denbies Wine & Gift Shop

Daily 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm  Sunday 9.30am - 5pm


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