Denbies Wine Estate
- Café and/or Restaurant
- Wheelchair Access
- Child Friendly
- Dog Friendly
- Public Transport within 5 miles
- Harvest Days
On the hour, Mon–Sat, 11am–4pm;
Spring-October, Vineyard Train,
On the hour, a 45-minute tour with commentary
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.
Seven rooms at The Farmhouse B&B on the estate.
Train: Dorking Mainline, 2 miles
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.
all week: 9am–5.30pm
all week: 9am–5pm
The Gallery restaurant
- lunch, Mon–Sun
- dinner Fri & Sat, & special events, see website
Dogs: welcome outside on a lead
- 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
Children, 3–17: all tours, £3
Get in Touch
Tel: 01306 742002
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.
- 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
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.
A wide range of activities are arranged for school holidays. See web.
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.
Farmers’ Markets – third Sunday of every month.
UK Vineyards Association, English Wine Producers, TSE, Visit Surrey
Visited: 2009, 2010
Thanks to Andy Newbold for use of his photographs.