Vineyards & Breweries
Chalk soils, sheltered countryside and, in a good year, plenty of sunshine. Surrey is leading the way in English wines and challenging traditional wine and sparkling wine producers with a vintage harvest of award winning wines. Home to a growing number of vineyards, including Denbies, England’s largest vineyard situated amongst the lush green hills of the North Downs, Surrey is rapidly making itself the capital of wine production in the country. Supplying local pubs, restaurants and shops and also listed in supermarkets such as Waitrose, there are lots of places you can get your hands on a bottle of Denbies` award winning wine. You can also take a trip and tour of the vineyard itself, enjoy a spot of wine tasting and learn more about the growth of wine production in the area.
Whilst you're there, why not also visit the Surrey Hills Brewery, located within the grounds of Denbies? Just one of the region`s many independent local brewers tapping into the UK`s newfound enthusiasm for craft ales. Other to check out include, Hogs Back Brewery, near Farnham, Tillingbourne Brewery, near Shere and the Pilgrim Brewery in Reigate.
For something new and exciting visit the Silent Pool Gin Distillery in Albury. Sited in an old barn by the historic, spring fed, Silent Pool, at the foot of Newlands Corner, you will be charmed by this enticing brew in its beautifully designed bottle.