Introducing Andrew Carter, CEO of Chapel Down

Introducing Andrew Carter, CEO of Chapel Down

With over 25 years in the global drinks industry, we are thrilled that Andrew will be joining Chapel Down Group plc as Chief Executive Officer. With extensive experience across wine, beer and spirits, Andrew has held senior leadership roles at some of the some of the world’s best known drinks companies, including Bacardi, Treasury Wine Estates and Bulmers across multiple international markets. He has worked on the international development of premium drinks brands, such as Penfolds, Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, Martini, Grey Goose, Strongbow & San

Jo Arkle - Assistant Winemaker

Meet the Team Behind the Wine – Jo Arkle, Assistant Winemaker

Winemaking is hard work. And everyone, no matter how brilliant, starts at the bottom. Learning the craft at each vintage – and every vintage is different – so you never stop learning. There are some people in life who you meet who just give off energy and radiate competence. If they also have a strong dose of humility and a passion to learn and be part of a team, you know you have someone special. I have met many winemakers in my time. Most have

Common Wine Myths Debunked!

Common Wine Myths Debunked!

This isn’t necessarily true! Over time, winemaking techniques have improved to allow wines to be enjoyed younger and because fewer of us have cellars, the maturation process has become difficult as well as unnecessary for many of us. Drinking aromatic white wines young, such as Flint Dry 2020 and Bacchus 2020 preserves the freshness and crispness on the palate.  In common with most winemakers nowadays, Chapel Down mature wines prior to sale so that you don’t have to, and so that it’s done in the right conditions. Of course this isn’t always the case for all

Meet the Team - Tom Wilkinson

Meet the Team Behind the Wine – Tom Wilkinson, Vineyard Manager

With the long awaited summer days finally here, there is never a dull moment in the vineyard, and all work continues at pace. Read on to learn more about Tom Wilkinson, Vineyard Manager and his paramount job role at Chapel Down in the Boxley and Street Farm vineyards. What is the vineyard activity like this time of year? Vines naturally want to grow tall and it is around this time of year that they grow beyond the trellising, and so we start to trim the

Chapel Down Hits £6.876m Crowdfund 2021 Target

Chapel Down Hits £6.876m Crowdfund 2021 Target

England’s leading wine producer raises £6.876m, making it the first company to achieve the maximum raise on the Seedrs platform The funds will be be invested in new vineyards, winery, and tourism facilities Chapel Down, England’s leading wine producer, has reached the maximum crowdfund raise having secured £6.876m in just 33 days, smashing their original target of £3m within the first week of the campaign launching. Over 4,100 people have invested making it the largest number of individual investors of any food & beverage company

The Perfect Summer Pairings - Food Matching, Walking Tours & Awards

Decanter Awards Results 2021. Chapel Down Wins Platinum!

Now in its 18th year, Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, with unrivalled global reach. Judged by 170 top wine experts from around the globe, Decanter is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process. Decanter saw its biggest year to date, with 18,094 wines tasted from 56 countries. awarding 179 Platinum medals and 635 Gold medals. Wine experts awarded 50 Best in Show, 179 Platinum, 635 Gold, 5,607 Silver and 8,332 Bronze medals. For the third year

Kit's Coty Coeur de Cuvee 2015 wins Wine GB Trophy

Kit’s Coty Collection wins Trophies at the WineGB Awards 2021

We are thrilled to share the news that our Kit’s Coty wines have been awarded two trophies and four gold medals at the Wine GB Awards 2021. WineGB is the national industry body for the English and Welsh wine industry. It’s mission is to advance the multiple interests of all its members to establish Great Britain as one of the world’s great quality wine regions. The wines were judged at Ashling Park Estate, West Sussex on the 21st – 24th June 2021 by judges Susie

Grape Britain - Pinot Noir Edition

Grape Britain – Pinot Noir Edition

At Chapel Down, Pinot Noir is the second most important grape variety for traditional method Sparkling Wine, behind Chardonnay. The Pinot Noir grape variety makes up approximately one third of all the area under vine in the UK and constitutes 38% of the vineyard area in Champagne. Many wine regions grow Pinot Noir to use in red winemaking, but here at Chapel Down we use it exclusively for traditional method Sparkling Wine and, in our Rosé, still wines. There is something quite magical yet frustrating about