Nestled in the south-east of England, Surrey is a diverse place to visit that’s full of surprises around every corner, expanses of ancient heathland, beautiful stretches of waterways and many stunning scenic landscapes, with a most unexpected Vineyard! Denbies Wine Estate was established in 1986 and now competes on an international level, including multiple gold awards for sparkling wine production. We have included an ‘Indoor Vineyard Tour’ The tour starts in the brand new flat screen cinema featuring ‘The Vineyard Through the Seasons’. Learn about the geology and history of the estate and experience the changes in the vineyard through the seasons and appreciate the wine making process from vine to bottle. Our walking tour Passes through the working winery with a full commentary and you will see the equipment used in today’s wine production. With particular emphasis on the sparkling wine disgorging line installed in 2013. The journey ends in the atmospheric Denbies cellars where you will be guided through a tasting of Denbies classic wine. Our hotel, Federation House, continues on this boozy theme, with our “Private Dining Experience” which includes a specially selected menu created by the chef and accompanied by the appropriate wine for each course as suggested by our specialist host for the evening. After a sumptuous breakfast (and possibly some paracetamol) we visit RHS Wisley, one of the world’s greatest gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration. Wisley is the historic home of the RHS and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. Stroll through the Jellicoe Canal & Wisteria Walk or just relax in the Mediterranean Terraces.
The Federation House Hotel & Conference Centre, Leatherhead, is a stunning architectural award-winning venue. All of the guestrooms are en suite & offer the usual refinements including TV, telephone, hairdryer and WiFi & refreshment facilities. Our stay is on a half board basis.