The vineyards of Surrey -Hike and Wine tasting adventure!
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About the event
Back by popular demand, this beautiful walk through Surrey countryside and vineyards, combined with wine tasting is a treat for both mind and body.
Meeting point: BOXHILL STATION
Meeting Time: 10:45AM
The walk offers several fantastic viewpoints, and despite being relatively close to London, a deep rural tranquillity. It will take you through a landscape of hidden valleys, pretty woodlands, and gentle pastures that seems lost in a golden yesterday.
The idyllic estate of Polesden Lacey (where the Queen mother had her honeymoon), a fine country house nestling just behind the North Downs escarpment is just one of the highlight of this walk.
The biggest British vineyard - Denbies Wine Estate, set in 265 acres where we will have our wine tasting experience at the end of the walk, which is a real treat!
Length: 9-10 miles
Toughness: 6 out of 10
Polesden Lacey Edwardian estate:
It is a beautiful country house and gardens that were bought by Mrs Greville, an Edwardian hostess, in 1906 and re-modelled to be the perfect setting for her famous weekend parties where she entertained royalty, politicians and the best of society. we will not visit the house and grounds - however, we will access their restaurant with their home-cooked seasonal food.
DENBIES WINERY TOUR
360° ‘Virtual vineyard tour’ The tour starts in the unique circular cinema with the 20 minute surround vision film, Learn about the geology and history of the estate. Experience the changes in the vineyard through the seasons and appreciate the winemaking process from vine to bottle.
Winery Walking tour Passing through the working winery with a full commentary from Denbies Wine Tour Guide 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 three of Denbies classic wines
It is very difficult to predict exact return time as it depends on the walking speed and the choices we make along the way (lunch, route etc). If you decide to join, please consider yourself committed for the day.
Please note the times are not set in stone (except for the train there and the wine tour) and may change depending on the walking speed of the group. If we are very slow we may need to do the wine tasting first and eat later, so make sure you have some snacks and energy bars with you.
Please note that unless the trip is canceled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance.