We love this Experience in Dorking, Surrey.
Welcome to Denbies Wine Estate and an introduction to England’s largest vineyard where the greeting is with Danish pastries, tea and coffee on arrival. Be taken to visit Norbury Blue and learn all about the cheese making process and experience first-hand how to make cheese in the traditional way. This includes full involvement from ‘cutting’ the curds and whey to loading the moulds. Return to Denbies for a delicious, three-course hot lunch, then be invited to try a selection of the estate award-winning wines. The rest of the day is spent within the working winery, with a wine expert who offers valued instruction on the blending of wine and will talk about different wine styles.
One Thursday date per month throughout the year.
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 your tour with a maximum of 12 other budding cheese and wine connoisseurs.
Some time is spent outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day with comfortable shoes.
This experience involves alcohol, so the minimum age is 18. Disabled visitors are welcome as the venue offers wheelchair access.