South East England

Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, E & W Sussex

Sparkling Outdoor Vineyard Train Trail

Location: 
Denbies Wine Estate
21 July 2011 - 7:00pm - 30 July 2011 - 10:30pm

Enjoy sparkling wine and canapés at the top of Ranmore Common overlooking the might of Box Hill and the town of Dorking in the comfort of the Vineyard Train, before heading back to Denbies for a three-course dinner matched with wine in the Gallery Restaurant overlooking the vineyard.

21 July & 30 July, £55; £50 Loyalty Club members

RidgeView Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs 2006

Continuing its ability to turn heads as it evolves, RidgeView's Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs 2006 latest bit of silverware is the International Trophy for sparkling wine over £10 in the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards. The first international trophy to go to an English wine, the Grosvenor beat off champagnes at three times the price, not to mention 100s of other sparkling wines from around the globe.

RidgeView Estate

As its name suggests, RidgeView Estate nestles within the South Downs on a gentle slope with views of the ridge which includes Ditchling Beacon as its highest point.

From the start in the mid-1990s, Mike and Christine Roberts' focus has been on sparkling wine, the rationale being that the underlying soil is similar to that in the Champagne region. Ever since its first release won Wine of the Year in the 2000 English & Welsh Wine Competition, the family have been clocking up the awards at an alarming rate.

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Oasts & Toasts with The Hop Farm

Location: 
Biddenden Vineyards
1 July 2010 - 20 December 2010

To make the most of your day out in Kent, Biddenden Vineyards has teamed up with the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood. Beginning with a tour of the vineyards at 11.30am and a ploughmans lunch with a glass of wine, the tour then heads to the Hop Farm where hops and their heritage "will come alive".

Biddenden Vineyards

Originally the site of cider orchards, Kent’s oldest commercial winery also produces good cider and apple juice. Set in a beautiful location near the Wealden village of Biddenden, half way between Royal Tunbridge Wells and Ashford, admission to this well-established vineyard is free, as is tasting in the well-stocked shop. You can follow a couple of well-marked routes around the 22 acres of vines in this 70-acre estate, or get together a group for a guided tour or vineyard supper visit. 

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Burns Night Supper

Location: 
Denbies Wine Estate
25 January 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:45pm

The atmospheric Denbies cellars play host to a traditional Burns celebration. Arrive to a glass of mulled wine, followed by dinner & Scottish dancing until midnight in the Conservatory Atrium and Garden Room.

Denbies Cellarmaster's Choice, Chalk Ridge

Developed specially for Wetherspoons by Denbies as the English contender in its World Cup Wine Festival for the summer of 2010 – it was all World Cup countries – this fruity yet crisp wine is slightly off-dry and swathed with the characteristic red cross on white of the English Flag.

Denbies Wine Estate

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.

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