Denbies Estate Vineyard

Denbies Vineyard Bradley Lane
London Road

Vine types include

  • Muller Thurgau
  • Seyval Blanc
  • Bacchus
  • Chardonnay
  • Most other varieties


  • Wine & gift shop
  • Winery
  • Restaurant
  • 'People mover' tours of winery
  • 93 hectares of vines (Britain's largest estate)
  • Farmhouse bed and breakfast
  • Conference and banqueting facilities
  • Cellar tastings
  • Vineyard weddings
  • Virtual vineyard cinema
  • Surrey County music library on site
    including Vaughan Williams museum
  • Denbies Estate Internet site

Denbies differs completely from other UK vineyards. The latter were planted, then sold wine, and, in some cases developed other facilities. Denbies was designed with the top-down concept of a theme park, based on wine. The facilites were developed with massive investment, and it was brilliantly marketed.

Denbies is big by English standards - a multi-million investment in the era when climate changes were hinted at, but scarcely believed in.History has proved them correct

It provides a major tourist centre just north and Dorking. Tourists can obtain a good meal and have a tour (by electric train) of the winery and cellars. The excellent restaurant serves wines by the glass. Well worth a visit if only to have lunch under the trees in the glass-roofed restaurant! In the buildings is housed the Surrey County Council collection on the composer Vaughan Williams, which is well worth a visit

Food and Wine

Chicken in GingerRoast PorkChicken in wineAlmond and cranberry flan
Sussex &Surrey region