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Sparkling Launch Weekend in Surrey Hills


  • London Victoria Station (map)
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We are delighted to invite you to join us in June for a weekend of sipping, savouring, and sight-seeing in England’s newest wine playground; The Surrey Hills.
Enjoy private tastings with the winemakers; take a masterclass with The Ritz's first ever female sommelier and explore the country’s largest vineyard.

Saturday 8 June 2019

9am - Board our luxury vehicle at London Victoria Station

10.30am - Arrive at Denbies Wine Estate
Welcome to Denbies, established in 1986, England's largest single estate vineyard. Our guests are invited to take part in a special activity to celebrate the launch.

Midday - High Clandon Estate Vineyard
The ‘Battle of Waterloo’ Sparkling wine vs Champagne Tasting.
With the drama of a Napoleonic sabreur to open a champagne bottle and tutored by a jolly and knowledgeable wine master and the owners of High Clandon, Bruce and Sibylla Tindale. A unique opportunity to taste glorious English sparkling wines against champagne.
Who wins this battle?

1.30pm - Lunch

3.30pm - Chilworth Manor Vineyard
Chilworth Manor has a history spanning nearly a thousand years with many famous characters, notably Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (recently featured in the Oscar-winning movie “The Favourite”). The vineyard is adding another layer to this rich history, and we will see it come to life with a glass of the stunning Chilworth Manor rosé.

6pm - Arrive back at London Victoria Station

Sunday 9 June 2019

9am - Board our luxury vehicle at London Victoria Station

11am - Arrive Denbies Wine Estate
Welcome to Denbies, established in 1986, England's largest single estate vineyard. Our guests are invited to take part in a special activity to celebrate the launch.

1pm - Albury Organic Vineyard
Let’s help them celebrate their 10th birthday with a pop-up wine bar, wood-fired pizza and live jazz music from the FB Pocket Orchestra. Our guests will be treated to masterclasses with English wine expert John Mobbs and sommelier Emily Lambert (winner of Channel 4’s Million Pound Menu).

2pm - Lunch

3.30pm - Greyfriars Vineyard
The Greyfriars team will be hosting high tea with a twist, and chat about their wines, winemaking and vineyard processes. A delightful selection of handmade cakes will be available to enjoy with a glass of Greyfriars sparkling wine in the stunning surroundings of the 40-acre vineyard.

6pm - Arrive back at London Victoria Station

What’s included

Only 14 places available for each day

Tickets to the vineyards

Premium wine tasting

Lunch

Luxury vehicle

Experienced guides/educators

Tasting notes

Snacks & water 

Earlier Event: 26 May
The Wine Garden of England
Later Event: 20 June
The Wine Garden of England