Denbies Wine Estate

Features

  • Tours Tours
  • Café and/or Restaurant Café and/or Restaurant
  • Shop Shop
  • Clubs Clubs
  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Child Friendly Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Public Transport within 5 miles Public Transport within 5 miles
  • Harvest Days Harvest Days
  • Accommodation Accommodation

Tour details

Individuals

Indoor Tours

On the hour, Mon–Sat, 11am–4pm;
Sun, 12–4pm

Outdoor Tours

Spring-October, Vineyard Train,
On the hour, a 45-minute tour with commentary

Groups

Denbies runs a selection of visits suitable for groups. As well as the standard tours, evening visits can be arranged – these must include a meal.
There are opportunities to combine a visit with a trip to Mercedes Benz World, Painshill Park, or Dorking’s antiques centre.  Check web for details.

Accommodation

Seven rooms at The Farmhouse B&B on the estate.

Public Transport

Train: Dorking Mainline, 2 miles

Course details

Harvest

Vine & Dine Experience – includes breakfast, grape picking, a chance to follow your grapes into the winery, lunch, and a tasting.

Check the website for Denbies extensive list of other courses and activities.

Opening times

Visitor Centre 
all week: 9am–5.30pm

Conservatory Café
all week: 9am–5pm

The Gallery restaurant

  • lunch, Mon–Sun
  • dinner Fri & Sat, & special events, see website 

Dogs: welcome outside on a lead

Wheelchair access

All areas

Prices

Indoor Tours

  • Classic Tasting Experience, £9
  • Sparkling Wine Experience, £12
  • Wine & Food Tasting Experience, £14

The price includes a tutored tasting plus a complimentary glass. See here for more info

Vineyard Train

£5.25

Children, 3–17: all tours, £3

Get in Touch

Tel:  01306 742002
Email: events@denbiesvineyard.co.uk
www.denbies.co.uk

Denbies Wine Estate
London Road
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 6AA
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Hundreds of events draw over 350,000 visitors a year to Denbies, England’s largest winery in a single spot. Set in the rolling Surrey hills, within minutes of Dorking town centre, casual visitors are catered for with both an indoor and outdoor tour and tasting. Highlights include the initial 360° surround vision film and the outdoor vineyard “train” which chugs along the paths.

With seven miles of footpaths around the estate, an art gallery showcasing local artists,  a variety of shops, plus activities for children during holidays and half term, there are many reasons to drop by Denbies.

Regular events include wine & cheesemaking days, an annual harvest photography competition, harvesting experiences and harvest supper in October.

To add another dimension, Surrey Hills brewery is relocating to Denbies during 2010.

Silverware

  • Denbies Greenfields Cuvée — Good Housekeeping Award for Best English Sparkling Wine 2010
  • Denbies won the Toast of Surrey Business of the Year Award 2010, for businesses with up to £5m turnover
  • Denbies was named Business of the Year in the Gatwick Cadia Diamond 2009 awards, and Leisure Destination of the Year in the 2010 awards

Shops

A spacious Wine & Gift Shop provides the full Denbies range plus a varied assortment of gifts and crafts.
Visitors are able to sample Denbies wines at the Tasting Counter.

The Kitchen Garden Farm Shop stocks local produce, a good selection of cheeses, plants and a good range grape vines.

Conservatory Café & The Gallery Restaurant

While the Conservatory Café offers light lunches and café-style fare, for a more intimate experience head to The Gallery Restaurant, so-called because its third floor location affords fine views over the estate.

Family

A wide range of activities are arranged for school holidays. See web.

Club

As well as discounts and other offers, Loyalty Club Members can take up to three guests free during the week on both indoor and outdoor tours.

Community

Denbies supports the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Children’s Trust in Tadworth, and the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, based in Leatherhead.

Don’t miss

Farmers’ Markets – third Sunday of every month.

Trade bodies

UK Vineyards Association, English Wine Producers, TSE, Visit Surrey

Visited: 2009, 2010

Thanks to Andy Newbold for use of his photographs.