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Jul
14

Wine Lovers' Hostel Weekend (Surrey) (32729)

Event Overview

This is event is linked with the camping weekend and there are still places available if you wish to camp. Campers are catered for as part of the Hostel weekend.

 

Join us for a unique event all about wine!

A session in the hands of OutdoorLads' own award winning sommelier where you will learn all about grapes, soil, sunshine, irrigation, matching food and wine and how to smell and taste wine.

A guided tour of Denbies Wine Estate - the largest vineyard in England followed by the chance to taste their wines. This is included in the event price. And, on Saturday evening - the highlight of the w...

This is event is linked with the camping weekend and there are still places available if you wish to camp. Campers are catered for as part of the Hostel weekend.

 

Join us for a unique event all about wine!

A session in the hands of OutdoorLads' own award winning sommelier where you will learn all about grapes, soil, sunshine, irrigation, matching food and wine and how to smell and taste wine.

A guided tour of Denbies Wine Estate - the largest vineyard in England followed by the chance to taste their wines. This is included in the event price. And, on Saturday evening - the highlight of the weekend – a guided wine tasting back at the hostel, where we will taste wines from £10 to £100.

The cost of this event includes breakfasts, Saturday evening meal, wines for tasting, plus entry, tour and tasting at Denbies Wine Estate.

Itinerary

Friday night: Buffet tea, welcome meeting and a wine based quiz.

Saturday afternoon: A short walk to Denbies Wine Estate. The tour commences at 13:00 in the unique 360º circular cinema with a 20 minute surround vision film, full of amazing special effects. This is followed by a walking tour through the working winery, ending in the magnificent cellar where you'll have the opportunity to taste Denbies wines together with carefully selected local produce designed to enhance both the food and wine experience.

Saturday night: Our own OutdoorLads sommelier will guide a tasting where we will use the knowledge gained through out the day. We'll taste a variety of wines, culminating with one worth around £100. As we move into the evening we will enjoy a meal provided by the leaders, followed by a camp fire.

Sunday daytime: After breakfast we'll pack up and you'll be free to make your way home. Or why not join us for a short walk and a pub lunch?

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What to bring

Please bear in mind that the weather here can be unpredictable and we could get hit by the odd shower. Of course it could be glorious sunshine as well, so come prepared for every eventuality! You will need a towel, washing kit and clothes to wear about the hostel.

If you are unsure about anything please message the Event Leader.

Food & Drink

Friday night: Please bring at least one item for the buffet. This should be to feed a maximum of 2 to 3 people.

Saturday breakfast: Included in the event cost.
Saturday lunch: Please bring a packed lunch.
Saturday dinner: Included in the event cost.

Sunday breakfast: Included in the event cost.

Tea & coffee: Included throughout the weekend.
Other drinks: Please bring your own.

Meeting & Times

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About the area

We'll be staying by a picturesque, but simply furnished, black and white cottage tucked out of the way off the beaten track. It's the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In the evening relax in front of the open log fire or sit in the garden and enjoy the views across to Polesden Lacey National Trust Estate.

Directions

From West London & the North-West: Leave the M25 at junction 10 and take the A3 signposted Portsmouth. Almost immediately after joining the A3 bear left onto a minor road signposted to Effingham. Follow this road to the end then turn right at the T-junction and immediately left signposted Effingham. At the double mini-roundabouts in Effingham bear left then right. On reaching the traffic lights at the A246 head straight over the staggered crossroads. At the next crossroads turn left signposted Dorking. After 1.5 miles a National Trust car park appears on the right. This is where you should park. Then follow the instructions above to walk through the wood to the hostel.

From East London & the East: Leave the M25 at junction 9 and take the A24 signposted Dorking. ON reaching Dorking turn right at the junction signposted Guildford (A25). At the roundabout bear straight ahead signposted Ranmore, turning right at the T-junction still signposted to Ranmore. After 1 mile a National Trust car park appears on the left. This is where you should park. Then follow the instructions above to walk through the wood to the hostel.

From Brighton & the South: Leave the A23 at junction 11 of the M23 (where the two roads merge) and take the A264 signposted Horsham and then Dorking, picking up the A24 signposted Dorking. At the roundabout with the A2003 turn left signposted Dorking. The road eventually joins the Dorking one-way ring road. Follow this road bearing right signposted Other Traffic then right signposted Reigate then left onto the A2003 signposted London (next to The Star Inn). After a short distance turn left at the signpost for Ranmore and go up the hill. After 1.5 miles a National Trust car park appears on the left. This is where you should park. Then follow the instructions above to walk through the wood to the hostel.

By public transport: Take the train to Dorking West. From the station head up to Ranmore Road and turn left, keeping St. Martin's Primary School on your left. Follow the lane for about a mile to the carpark (be careful as there's no footpath on some sections). Once at the National Trust car park follow the instructions above.


Event Reference No:
32729