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Denbies winery investment to create new jobs

Published:  08 April, 2019

Denbies Wine Estate will increase its winery workforce by a third this year to handle an increase in production.

A “comprehensive” investment drive is in place at the winery, which Denbies said will create “multiple new employment opportunities” over the next three years.

The first phase of the expansion was completed at the beginning of April with the installation of a fully automated disgorging line and riddling cages which will increase production speed fourfold.

The expansion will continue into 2021 with increased tank capacity and increased cellar storage.

“The demand for contract winemaking solutions has grown exponentially over the past 10 years with the growth of vineyard plantings in the UK,” said Denbies chief executive officer Christopher White.

“This new equipment will enable us to quadruple our sparkling wine production capacity by the end of 2019. Moreover, our programme of new plantings, and planned winery investments will enable us to expand, while continuing to drive the quality of our sparkling wines. The additional winery expansion programme will also ensure that we support growing demand for our full range of still wines, from entry level up to the premium ranges.”

Denbies carbon neutral 17 bedroom Vineyard Hotel is also set to open this summer.