Over the years, I have been very fortunate to travel the world, but having said that, nothing beats the sights and views over the spectacular Surrey Hills! Chris White - Denbies Estate
The White family took over the Denbies Estate, originally a pig and cattle farm, in 1984.
When they found the hilly landscape not really suitable for the cattle and pigs they acquired, a family friend, Richard Selley, Emeritus Professor of Geology and a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London suggested a radical change.
In Richard's opinion, Denbies Estate was perfect for planting a vineyard. The family liked the idea and set to work. By 1986 the vineyard was planted.
Adrian and Gillian White have five children, Christopher, the oldest son is now in charge of Denbies and its wine. Denbies has been a major part of his life since the early age.