What was Denbies before it was a vineyard?

What was Denbies before it was a vineyard?

Denbies is a large estate to the northwest of Dorking in Surrey, England. A farmhouse and surrounding land originally owned by John Denby was purchased in 1734 by Jonathan Tyers, the proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens in London, and converted into a weekend retreat.

Who owns Denbies Vineyard?

the White family
Denbies Wine Estate is privately owned by the White family and was founded by Sir Adrian White in 1986. CEO Christopher White has led the development of the vineyard and visitor-centre, with the expertise of viticulturalist Professor Ludmil Anguelov and highly-experienced chief winemaker John Worontschak.

How old is Denbies Vineyard?

The award winning Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking was founded by Sir Adrian White in 1984. The estate has since been owned and managed by the next generation White family. It is one of the largest wine producers in the UK.

How many bottles of wine does Denbies produce?

We expect to harvest over 400 tonnes of grapes and produce just over 500,000 bottle in total of still and sparkling wines, certainly one of Denbies’ largest ever harvests.

What grapes are grown at Denbies?

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.

What can you do at Denbies?

Indoor Wine tasting Tours and Outdoor Vineyard Train Tours take place daily. On-site facilities include tours, tastings, art gallery, shopping, brewery, Vineyard Hotel, local farm shop, restaurants, Surrey Hills Health & Wellbeing Centre, Paradox Parlours Escape Rooms, Surrey Hills Brewery, and Just Pedal bike hire.

Is parking at Denbies free?

Parking on site? Parking at Denbies Wine Estate is free for visitors. There are plenty of car parking spaces available. We also have disabled spaces close to the main entrance of the building on the right as you drive in.

Can you cycle through Denbies?

On the route With strong Giro d’Italia vibes, the little-known cycle path through Denbies Wine Estate is stunning. It snakes up through the vines opposite Box Hill and delivers views of England’s largest vineyard from the summit. Starting from The Ground Coffee Society in Putney, head to Epsom.

Where is Denbies Wine made?

The Denbies Estate, based in Dorking, Surrey, has been family owned and run since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK.

Why visit Denbies Wine Estate?

DENBIES WINE ESTATE Denbies is one of the first wine estates in the world to give visitors of all ages a unique and fascinating insight into all aspects of the wine producing process, all year round, with indoor and outdoor tours and tasting.

Are Denbies dishes free of food allergens?

Enjoy a sparkling festive evening commencing with a sparkling wine tasting , a tasting of 4 of Denbies award winning sparkling wines. We cannot guarantee that our dishes are free from traces of food allergens. Please speak to the Denbies team regarding any specific dietary requirements.

What is there to eat at Denbies?

Wide choice of teas, creamy hot chocolate, accompanied by a choice of delicious sponges, muffins and an array of hand made cakes and pastries. Smaller portion of the daily hot meals are also available. A range of hot and cold lunch options, delicious scones with jam and cream and most importantly, Denbies wine