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 Lamberhurst vineyard. 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 canopies to ensure

Chapel Down Reaches £6.876m Crowdfund 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

Chapel Down Favourites Mixed Case

Upskill Your Wine Tasting Knowledge In Five Simple Steps!

Before we begin, it is important to make sure that your environment is conducive to wine tasting. A relaxed atmosphere is crucial, and a room smelling of baked mackerel probably isn’t great. Try to avoid too much perfume or brushing your teeth immediately prior to the tasting – (unless you are trying to pair a wine with mint). And of course, we drink as we eat – first with our eyes- so ensure good lighting. Not so much that it spoils the mood of course… Try and ensure you’re using the

Chapel Down Spring Update

Spring Update

Now that spring has arrived – albeit chillier than normal, we are looking forward to another busy season in the vineyards. The pruning process is finished and the long, overcast winter is now behind us. The Chardonnay buds are starting to open, soon to be followed by the other varieties. Chardonnay is always the first major variety to break bud, bringing a sense of excitement and anticipation for the months ahead. We are particularly excited this year about the 150 acres of new vineyards at Boarley

Introducing Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda

Introducing Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda

We are delighted to introduce a new wine to our Great Minds Drink Alike Collection, Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda. Our Great Minds Drink Alike collection includes limited-edition wines from producers across the globe who share a similar ethos to us at Chapel Down. The wines have been individually curated by our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, and are exclusively available via Chapel Down in the UK. Josh, Chapel Down Head Winemaker says, “Along with making our Chapel Down sparkling and still wines, it is hugely