On the 9th December Linkam celebrated Christmas at Denbies Wine Estate, a local winery in Dorking, Surrey. It was an excellent evening including a three course dinner, dance and of course lots of wine.
Surrey has a rich history and archaeologists are continuously pulling artefacts out of the earth, so it should be no surprise to find out that Denbies Wine Estate is over 300 years old and is planted less than 350 yards from the site of a Roman vineyard dating from 100AD.
The 265 acres of vineyards is three times the size of any other in Britain, has won the world’s best Rosé in 2011 and produces 10% of Britain’s wine. What a great location for a party.
In the summer, the conservatory atrium - where we had dinner- is opened up to the sky, is full of flowers and hosts holistic fairs and oriental dance. For our evening, it was beautifully transformed with Christmas lights, ivy and tinsel.
The evening was extremely enjoyable with a great atmosphere. The staff were remarkably efficient and organised considering there were over 200 guests. All in all, it was a great night and I’m looking forward to the next one.
By Caroline Feltham