After a brief welcome with bacon butties, tea and coffee, watch a short surround vision film in the 360 degree cinema which details the steps in the life of the vine and discusses the winemaking process. Experience things first-hand as you head into the 265 acre vineyard to be shown the grape picking technique and have a go. Homemade soup and a hearty Ploughman's lunch (cold meats, cheese, pickles, coleslaw, apple, rustic bread, dessert, coffee and Denbies wine or course) follows, then taste a selection of Denbies award-winning wines, with guidance from the in-house wine expert. A detailed behind the scenes tour of the working winery concludes the experience and take away your very own vine.
Available on selected dates throughout October.
This experience involves alcohol, so the minimum age is 18. Disabled visitors are welcome as the venue offers wheelchair access.
This experience is only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. If unsure, please contact Denbies Wine Estate to confirm (they can re-arrange the trip if necessary).
Expect to be at the vineyard for a minimum of seven hours, including one hour for dining. All timings are approximate and may have to be rescheduled to fit in with the workings of the vineyard and winery.
Share the tour with a maximum of 38 other budding wine connoisseurs.
Bear in mind some time is spent outside so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day with comfortable footwear. Warm layered clothing, waterproof boots or wellies, hats and gardening gloves are recommended.
Brilliant day out, I got this as a Christmas present for my dad and sister. Lots of laughs and interesting information.
Even the wet weather could not spoil our wonderful Vine & Dine Day at Denbies Vinyards. We were welcomed with bacon baps, tea, coffee and fresh orange juice and were then taken out to the vineyards to pick grapes. Armed with bucket and secateurs, we braved the rain and happily picked grapes, guided of course by staff from Denbies, who were all very jolly and great company. We then returned to the Vineyard building for a brief coffee and cake break before heading off to have a detailed tour of the wine-making process and to see some of the excellent state-of-the-art equipment used in this process. After this we had a wonderful lunch of delicious soup and Ploughman's lunch together with Denbies wine. By this time, we had warmed up and dried out so it was time to head down into the cellars for a very informative wine-tasting session. We learnt such a lot from the day, met some super people and had the best fun ever. Heartily recommend it. Barbara M from Kent
...though haven't opened the wine yet!
No stuffed shirts here! We got a great reception from the team, joined in picking grapes with the hired pickers, watched the process, had an informative tour enjoyed great weather, superb food and excellent presentations with the right balance of fact & humour.
A bit of fresh air, good food, friendly & knowledgeable guided tour, wonderful scenery - what else could you want - oh yes, the wine was excellent too - would definitely recommend.
We cant praise the staff enough. What was a wonderful day starting with bacon sandwiches picking grapes then sampling the juice from them then been showed the wine making process and a very generous tasty ploughmans. The staff were a credit to any business They were so friendly and helpful and full of information. We could tell they loved their jobs. Five Star highly recommended.
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