Denbies Wine Estate to open 17 bed vineyard hotel

November 8, 2018
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An exciting £4million project is underway at Denbies Wine Estate to build a 17 bed hotel.

Construction work began at the Dorking estate in September and it will see the transformation of its Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast into the UK’s first vineyard hotel.

Expected to open in spring 2019, the hotel will be located in the centre of the vineyard and will launch alongside a new bar and Orangery Restaurant championing locally sourced produce.

Over a three-year period the project is hoped to create 10 full-time jobs.

HSBC UK has provided a funding package totalling £1.7 million, which includes finance for the build of the 17 en-suite rooms.

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Denbies has also committed to establishing best practice in green-tourism.

The hotel will adopt some of the best measures to achieve carbon neutral status and reduce the impact on the environment, whilst blending the hotel building into the natural surroundings of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Downs.

A major part of Denbies’ investment will go into a complete modernisation and expansion of the winery in 2019.

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Christopher White, Denbies CEO, said: “In addition to introducing the UK’s first vineyard hotel, we will be quadrupling our sparkling wine production capacity by the end of 2019.

“Moreover, our sustained programme of new plantings, as well as planned winery investments, will enable us to expand while continuing to drive the quality of our sparkling wines.

“We will also make sure that we support growing demand for our full range of still wines, from entry level up to the premium ranges.”

Throughout 2017 and 2018, extensive plantings of sparkling wine varieties have taken place to meet the ever increasing demand.

About Denbies Wine Estate:

  • Denbies vineyard in Dorking, Surrey has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK.

  • It has been family owned and run since 1984.

  • Seven miles of public footpath which trail throughout the vineyard.

  • Denbies wine 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.

  • Indoor and outdoor wine tours are available.

  • It is a wedding venue.

  • Various events are held on the estate throughout the year.

  • There are two restaurants on site.

  • Website: www.denbies.co.uk

  • Address: London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA

In addition, six new varietals, never before grown in the UK, have been planted over four acres as part of a programme to expand the existing range of still premium wines.

Nick Hicks, area director for HSBC UK in Sussex and Surrey, said: “This is a hugely exciting investment that will see Denbies Wine Estate transform into a truly unique attraction and retreat that perfectly complements its beautiful surroundings.

“The funding package provided by HSBC is enabling Denbies to incorporate environmentally-friendly solutions, ensuring the UK’s first Vineyard Hotel will operate sustainably and ethically.

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“With an ever-growing demand for quality English wines, this major investment couldn’t be more timely and will underpin the company’s ambitious growth plans over the coming years.”

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/denbies-wine-estate-open-17-15382773


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