Sunday, 10 November 2013

A taste of Autumn

Whilst the English garden may be gracefully receding in preparation for it's winter slumber, the stunning shades of Autumn were calling our names this weekend. So we pulled on our boots, wrapped up all toasty and headed out into the crisp November air.

Nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills is Denbies, England's largest wine Estate, the perfect destination for us to catch the turning fiery leaves of Autumn on it's south facing slopes.

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The 265 acres of vineyard at Denbies produces 10% of the wine made in the UK, growing a large variety of grape including Seyval Blanc, Bacchus, Ortega, Chardonnay, Reichensteiner and Pinot Noir. Their sparkling wine is made in the traditional 'Champagne' method and with wine tasting on offer we jumped at the chance to quaff some local fayre in the afternoon. 

Apologies for the lack of photographs of the tasting session, its hard to take pictures  when you have a glass of wine in each hand!

Wherever you are this weekend, find the time to sit back and enjoy the beautiful colours of Autumn.

Bottoms up!

Denbies Wine Estate
London Road
Dorking, Surrey



  1. Hello Paul
    Your images and beautiful. I have learned again from you, I did not know there was a vineyard in England. Is this relatively new?

    Enjoy your week
    Helen xx

  2. Hello Paul! you were having so much fun on this trip! Don't worry, the photos are amazing. I never knew that there are vineyards in England. See, I learn something new today. Please don't forget to send me a bottle of each! Ha! Ha! Merci beacoup. Bon weekend!

  3. You are so lucky, this is Gods Country. Beautiful. Love
    Pinot Noir.

  4. Have been this weekend Paul. Fab photos!

  5. Well Paul, it seems as though you have a lovely weekend! I do like the carvings on those barrels.

  6. Hi Paul,

    Such a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon: good company, a delicious glass of wine and the beautiful British countryside. Makes me wish I was invited too ;-)!

    Have a good week!

    Your Dutch friend. x

  7. This is my ideal Autumn afternoon Paul! Lovely photos and what colors. Looks a lot like Napa! Glad you got to enjoy a pretty day before the Christmas rush is on!