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Photo: Helen Dixon it also has an excellent reputation for producing award winning premium still wines. In 2011 Denbies was awarded an IWC Gold ‘Best Rose in the world’ for its Chalk Ridge Rose 2010. In 2013 Denbies achieved a first multiple gold award for its Noble Harvest Dessert wine 2011, an unprecedented achievement for an English dessert wine. The winery also produces first class still wines from the noble varieties, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and now Sauvignon Blanc. This is a combination of warmer growing seasons producing riper fruit, and a great deal of expertise in the winemaking process. The 2014 Pinot Gris is currently showing some wonderfully complex flavours, as is the Sauvignon Blanc and the Bacchus. Of particular note, 2014 was a great vintage for sparkling wines. Denbies follow the complete process of sparkling wine from grape to disgorging and distribution. Producing sparkling wine is challenging and fun. It is the wine style with the most potential for

interventions possible for altering the wine style during its production. The 2014 harvest was recorded as the vintage of the decade, both in quality and quantity. Denbies Winemakers are confident that the 2014 vintage will produce some exceptional wines in years to come. New for 2014 is the Cubitt Blanc de Blanc (100% Chardonnay) and the Whitedowns White and Rose (new for 2014). These are wines with a style that would not be replicated elsewhere in the world, and this uniqueness is something that Denbies celebrates. Since its first vintage in 1993, Denbies wines have won a wide range of national and international awards and trophies, including the prestigious International Wine Challenge, International Wine and Spirit competition and Decanter. The Estate offers a wide range of specialist events, including the highlight of the year, Denbies Vine and Dine Grape picking experience which takes place during the October harvest

and includes first-hand experience in the workings of the vineyard and winery. Running and wine? Now in its 5th year, the Surrey Bacchus Half Marathon based at Denbies was once again awarded a podium spot in the Runner’s World ‘The UK’s 50 Best Races’ 2014 as voted for by Runner’s World readers. The Surrey Bacchus is based on the Marathon du Medoc and attracts participants from all over the world, features wine tasting and fancy dress as part of the fun. The event passes through Denbies, Dorking, Ranmore Common and the North Downs Way and is a beautiful route. The Estate is one of the major visitor attractions in Surrey attracting over 350,000 visitor’s per year and one of the largest vineyard’s in northern Europe. Denbies Wine Estate currently has a range of 14 wines and produces over 450,000 bottles of wine per annum. Full details www.denbies.co.uk

DENBIES WINE ESTATE London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA T: 01306 876 616 F: 01306 888 930

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