Denbies Wine Estate

FEATURE KEY

  • Accommodation
  • Café / Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Online Shop
  • Tours Available
  • Venue Hire
  • Vineyard Trail
  • Weddings
  • Winery on Site

OPENING PERIOD

  • Open all year

OPENING DAYS

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Open all year, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day. Opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

TOURS

  • Booking advisable

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

  • Public Footpaths

SHOP TYPE

  • Vineyard Shop

GET INVOLVED

  • Experiences
  • Help with Harvest
  • Membership

ACCOMMODATION

  • Bed and Breakfast

7 rooms in farmhouse adjacent to the vineyard, including downstairs rooms with wheelchair access

CONTACT DETAILS

Postcode: RH5 6AA

Tel: 01306 876616

The Denbies Estate, based in Dorking, Surrey is one of the larger and more well-established English vineyards, so you will be shown around by a tour guide rather than someone directly involved in the wine-making process. Some of the tours include a “train” which consists of carriages towed behind a Land Rover and goes up to the top of the vineyard giving a stunning view over the whole estate.

With its restaurant, café, large shop and a variety of tours, Denbies is a good vineyard to visit for a day out, or to pick up the basics of wine production and the history of English wine-making. Alternatively, explore the vineyards by the multitude of public footpaths that cross the land.

Denbies has been family owned and run since 1984; the vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. The core business is agriculture and they are pleased to be able to offer visitors an insight into wine production in the UK.

The Surrey Hills is a beautiful area to live in and while you are visiting do take advantage of the surrounding areas, including 7 miles of public footpath which trail throughout the vineyard.

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Image 1 Pastel Mists (c) Helen Dixon, Image 5 Denbies Building & Image 6 Trail (c) Alex Lyons Photography

From M25 exit at Junction 9 then follow A24 south towards Dorking. At Denbies roundabout take the third exit onto Bradley Lane and follow road up to Denbies main building. (10 minutes from J9).

From A24 north bound at Denbies roundabout take first exit onto Bradley Lane and follow road up to Denbies main building.

From London follow A3 and exit for Dorking onto A24. (45 minutes from London).

Approximate journey times – from Guildford (20 minutes), Horsham (20 minutes), Reading (60 minutes), London Gatwick Airport (25 minutes), London Heathrow Airport (40 minutes).

Trains to and from London run throughout the day (15 minutes’ walk from Dorking Station to Denbies).

Direct from London Waterloo (50 minutes) or London Victoria (60 minutes)

 

For cross-country trains, use Dorking Deepdene station

Direct from London Gatwick Airport (22 minutes)

Service 465 serving Kingston – Leatherhead – Dorking, every 30 minutes, 7 days a week.

Service 21 serving Epsom – Leatherhead – Dorking – Charlwood – Crawley, every two hours, Monday to Saturday.

For timetable information or help planning a journey please visit Surrey County Council’s website .

From London to Denbies Wine Estate (2 hours 30 minutes)

Olympic Cycle Route (250 kilometres, including nine laps of a 15.5km circuit of Box Hill).

Vineyard Events…

One Day Wine Workshop

One Day Wine Workshop

  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 25 Apr 2018
  • 11 am to 4pm
  • £95 per person / loyalty club £80

Hosted by Denbies wine expert, the day will cover all aspects of wine tasting and appreciation, grape varieties and wine regions. All levels of knowledge are welcome. Refreshments and lunch with wine is included.

Denbies Cheese & Wine making Experience

Denbies Cheese & Wine making Experience

  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 26 Apr 2018
  • 10am to 4pm
  • £95 per person / loyalty club £80

Learn all about cheese making with local Norbury Blue cheese maker, followed by an insight into wine making with Denbies wine specialist.

Enjoy a morning at Norbury Blue Dairy, with lunch at Denbies followed by an afternoon of wine tasting.

Denbies Vineyard Train Tour and Dinner

Denbies Vineyard Train Tour and Dinner

  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 28 Apr 2018
  • 6 pm
  • £55 per person / loyalty club £49.50

Enjoy the start of Spring commencing with our Outdoor Vineyard Train tour offering spectacular view points of the vineyard overlooking Box Hill and Dorking. Sparkling wine, canapés and a three-course meal will then be served in the Gallery Restaurant.

Vintage Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Vintage Sparkling Afternoon Tea

  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 29 Apr 2018
  • 3 pm to 5:30 pm
  • £35 per person / / £12 per child (17yrs under) /loyalty club £20

Enjoy Denbies sparkling wine tour hosted by Denbies Wine Expert in the atmospheric Denbies Cellar where you will be guided through a tasting of our award winning sparkling wine. Followed by an informal Sparkling afternoon tea served buffet style in the Denbies cellar with live music.

Denbies Vineyard Train Tour and Dinner

Denbies Vineyard Train Tour and Dinner

  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 18 May 2018
  • 6.30 pm
  • £55 per person / loyalty club £49.50

Enjoy the evening commencing with our outdoor Vineyard Train Tour. Sparkling wine and canapés will be served at the top of Ranmore at one of the most spectacular view points of the vineyard overlooking Box Hill and Dorking. Followed by a three-course meal in the Gallery Restaurant.

Denbies Tough 10km Run

Denbies Tough 10km Run

  • Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
  • 23 Jun 2018
  • 10am
  • £20

This new trail run is a single lap around the full extent of the Denbies Estate taking in as many climbs as we can possibly fit in. This is deliberately designed to challenge your legs and lungs equally.
Medals to all finishers.
Distances: 5km & 10km
Minimum age 15 yrs

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