Partners in wine – vineyards of the Surrey Hills – Five award winning vineyards have announced a special launch weekend on June 8 and 9 to celebrate the formation of a new English wine region – ‘Vineyards of the Surrey Hills.’
The collective of top producers, located in the glorious Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers guests a fantastic experience – outstanding wines, beautiful views and a warm welcome.
Together they produce outstanding wines, ranging from exquisite English sparklings, through to still white and rosé wines, to sumptuous sweet wine. Each will host unique menu of experiences to delight visitors.
Guests of this celebratory weekend can choose to take part in a range of different activities at each vineyard; from viewing Sculptures, enjoying music or a picnic in historic gardens, exploring a ‘secret vineyard trail’, sampling a range of wines from tasting bars set in the vineyards, or even participating in a Battle of Waterloo ‘Champagne vs English sparkling taste-off,’ hosted by a master of wine.
“England is now internationally recognised as a leading producer of top quality wines” explains Nick Wenman, owner of Albury Organic Vineyard and chair of Wine GB South East. “We are proud to be putting Surrey on the map as a premium wine region, offering some of the very best wines and visitor experiences that England has to share”.
Sibylla Tindale, co-owner of High Clandon and a member of the group explains: “This initiative not only celebrates our outstanding wines but also the beauty of the five vineyards within the Surrey Hills. Each vineyard, from boutique to big, has unique offerings in multi-award winning English wines and tours.
“We want our visitors to delight in wandering through the vineyards, tasting the wines, to learn something new and to really immerse themselves here.”
Nurtured on the chalky limestone hills, sharing the same geology as that of the Champagne region, the vineyards have a unique location and represent the very pinnacle of quality in the increasingly-successful English wine industry, and have won top international awards for their wines and wine tourism.
Easy to find and easy to reach, just 20 miles from London, the vineyards comprise Denbies Wine Estate, High Clandon Vineyard, Albury Organic Vineyard, Chilworth Manor Vineyard, and Greyfriars Vineyard. A map of the wine region invites visitors to explore the area using easily accessible routes whether they’re walking the North Downs, hopping on a train from London, or enjoying a drive along the leafy lanes of Surrey.
More information at www.surreyhillsvineyards.co.uk