54. Surrey Hills Vineyards
The Surrey Hills is becoming increasingly well-known for the quality wines that are being produced. Vineyards are popping up on a regular basis and it appears the soils in the Surrey Hills are perfect for wine production!
One of the largest wine producers in the UK, Denbies Wine Estate is situated in the heart of the Surrey Hills in Dorking. Denbies produce Red, White, Rose and Sparkling wines and now compete on an international level. Denbies is also a great visitor attraction offering indoor and outdoor tours.
Other established vineyards include; Albury Organic Vineyard, with over 21,000 vines on five hectares of land, offering predominately, the Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Godstone Vineyard was planted in 1985 and an ideal site for a vineyard: a south-facing slope which attracts maximum sunshine, upper greensand soil overlying chalk very similar to the Champagne region. Their signature wine is a sparkling, produced solely from Seyval Blanc grapes. Greyfriars Vineyard in Puttenham is a half hectare vineyard situated on the south facing chalk slopes of the Hog’s Back just outside Guildford. They focus on making sparkling wine using the traditional Champagne grape varieties. High Clandon Estate Vineyard, established in 2004, is set in the Surrey Hills at High Clandon. They produce high quality vintage and matured Cuvées using the classic Champagne grape varieties.