The famous chalky soil (akin to the Champagne region) and protected valley of south facing slopes help to ensure Denbies produces some of the finest sparkling and still wines in Britain.
In 2019, they were awarded the McNie Trophy for ‘Best Blended White Wine’ and a gold medal for their Ranmore Hill 2017 at the WineGB Awards 2019. They also received a gold for Cubitt Blanc de Noirs 2013 and silver for Cubitt Blanc de Blancs 2013.
They received 23 medals in total across five different competitions in 2019, including an impressive two golds and one silver for both Greenfields NV sparkling and their Brokes Botrytis Noble Harvest 2016 dessert wine.
They show no signs of resting on their laurels and 2020 looks to be a hugely exciting year for this Surrey vineyard as it hosts a number of high profile events. Their state-of-the-art winery also enables Denbies’ team to help other local vineyards produce their own award-winning wines.
Easy to reach by road, rail or on foot along the North Downs, Denbies Wine Estate is not just for day trips these days, having launched the first wine hotel in the UK in the summer of 2019.
The boutique Denbies Vineyard Hotel features 17 ensuite rooms with the Vineyard Restaurant and a bar area. It offers beautiful views across the vineyard and a range of Denbies wine vintages are available for guests to taste by the glass via an Enomatic wine dispenser. Guests can even enjoy dining in two cabana-style summerhouses when the weather suits.
Whether you’re looking for a walk in an English vineyard followed by a bite to eat or you fancy a short break in the beautiful Surrey Hills, Denbies Wine Estate is a must visit for lovers of great food and drink.