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Denbies Wine Estate
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Dorking
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. Denbies core business is agriculture and we are pleased to be able to offer visitors an insight into wine production in the UK. Denbies wine now competes on an international level, including multiple gold awards for sparkling wine production, the first ever gold for an English rose wine and most recently an international gold for Denbies Noble Harvest Dessert wine. We are honoured over the years to have welcomed several members of the Royal family to the estate, completing the historical connections which date back to Prince Albert in 1851. 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. Thank you for visiting Denbies Wine Estate. If you have any questions during your visit, our staff will be very happy to assist you in any matter. We very much hope that you will enjoy your visit.
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Although the building is attractive from the outside, with its sort of pseudo Roman architecture, oh how dismal it is inside. The cafe seems seriously old fashioned, and suffers from terrible acoustics. While we were there, there was a constant stream of staff passing through with metal trolleys. These made a terrific din, so even if we'd been shouting at each other it would have been impossible to hear anything that was said. The lighting in this room comes from a glass roof above, and doesn't add anything to the ambience. The gift shop had no outside lighting, was dim and unattractive. Really, it's just a place to pass through on the way to the cafe.
I would have given fewer than three points, but I think this is a fairly pleasant place to walk, on designated footpaths, up through the vineyard. There was also an art exhibition on upstairs from local, fairly talented, amateur artists, which made the experience more worthwhile. I can't comment on the wine-making tour because we didn't do it this time.

Thank Florallle
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I visited Denbies to experience their food and wine tour. Unlike other wineries in England, Denbies has been set up to deal with big groups of people, there is a cinema explaining and showing the vineyards and a people mover train to take people past the production line for the making of the wine, and then of course the tasting. Overall an enjoyable day trip out of london. This would suit any tourists who would like to visit a winery whilst in London, it is very easy to get to, as it is 40 mins by train from Waterloo, and short less than £5 taxi fare or 15 minute walk to the winery from the train station at Dorking.

Thank sxc2007
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Quite a nice place to go on a weekend for afternoon tea and cake.. although the cafe could do with updating a bit. The wine side of the business is great as is the gift shop, albeit a bit pricey. But good for a tour and you pre-book and take a train tour around the vineyards.

Thank MaryK41
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

The facilities here are interesting I always enjoy the exhibitions

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had a great time on the Food and Wine Tour! Denbies staff were very friendly and accomodating, even catering to our vegetarian requirements! Really lovely estate!
Thanks so much!

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