Visit, Eat, Drink and Stay at Denbies Wine Estate
6th December 2019
There is quite a lot packed into Denbies Wine Estate for those wishing to embrace English wine. Located in Dorking, Surrey and just under one hour from central London by train you can experience everything from wine tourism, wine and dine, events and overnight stays.
The Estate now comprises 627 acres and an impressive 265 acres are planted with vines (first planted in 1986) which makes it the biggest in England. Visitors to the estate include Prince Albert in 1851 and Queen Elizabeth II in 1986.
Wine tourism at Denbies includes you being able to take part in outdoor tours to view the estate and vineyard as well as a tour of the wine production area and a tasting in the cellars.
When it comes to wine and dine time then Denbies offers you both the Conservatory Restaurant for the perfect al-fresco dining experience along with the Gallery Restaurant with seasoned menus and a fine selection of wines including those produced on the estate. You can also visit the onsite shop to take home some local foods and spoil yourself with a bottle or two of English sparkling wine!
For events, there are many that take place on the estate such as ‘Cheese & Wine Making Experience’, ‘Vintage & Collectables Fair’ and ‘Valentines Masquerade Ball’ with many more listed on their website here. You can also book your own event to take place at Denbies including weddings!
If you have had a busy day chez Denbies Wine Estate then you can also take an overnight stay thanks to the ‘Vineyard Hotel‘ offering 17 ensuite rooms with a new Vineyard Restaurant and bar area (via The Farmhouse and new The Brokes complex).
“With both spacious luxury suites and doubles with king-sized beds as standard, guests can experience elegance and comfort in a truly spectacular setting.”
Denbies Wine Estate Sparkling Wines
Why not treat yourself with one of the award winning sparkling wines available from the estate shop or to purchase online:
Denbies Wine Estate ‘Greenfields’: “Combines most of the near ripe fruits from a typical English country garden. Though expressive with crisp fruit flavours it throws them out in a rounded creamy coating making this fizz a fine smooth taste sensation and well worthy to have taken home the trophy for ‘Creamy’ in 2017.”
Denbies Wine Estate ‘Sparkling Bacchus’: “Classic and creamy aromas. Plenty of floral and light fruit flavours. A pleasing and memorable tasting experience.”
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