April Newsletter

Dear Customers, Thank you for your amazing support. We are working as fast as we can to get your orders out to you – we really have been inundated with orders and heart-felt good wishes. We are currently asking customers to allow up to 14 days for delivery whilst we are training new staff to cope with the demand. Thanks for being so understanding and for your lovely messages. It means a lot to a fantastic hard-working group of people doing their utmost to safely get you your wine and beer. We


COVID-19 Update

Today provides an update in light of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time of significant change. We are England’s strongest wine brand with a leading position in the UK grocery / off-trade, and rapidly growing on-line sales. With strong assets, good management and a healthy cash position, we believe we are very well placed to weather the crisis and thrive in the aftermath. Our management team and Board have been focussed on delivering swift responses to a number of recent government

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A Message to our Loyal Customers

Dear Customers, It has been a challenging past week for the whole of the country; for companies, for families and for individuals. At Chapel Down, our business has had to adapt quickly to the restrictions being imposed. We have unfortunately had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close our Chapel Down Winery and Curious Brewery to the public, including our restaurant, bar, shops as well as postpone all guided tours and tastings. Ensuring the safety of our staff, customers and the wider public is


Introducing Chapel Down Cocktail Serve Packs

Introducing our very own Chapel Down cocktail cases so you can enjoy a truly British signature serve from the comfort of your own home. We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand-new Chapel Down cocktail serve packs in four uniquely British varieties, now available to purchase exclusively through our website. We want to make sure you’re still able to enjoy our signature serves so we have created a package including the key Chapel Down products, delivered directly to your door with free delivery.

Chapel Down Wines. Thursday, July 5, 2018. Photographer: Jason Alden 

Photographer: Jason Alden
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A message from Chapel Down

Dear Friends, These are challenging and worrying times for us all. In common with all responsible businesses the health and well being of our employees and our customers is our primary concern. We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this virus – whatever it takes. Therefore we have taken the heart-breaking decision to close our bar, restaurant, shop and taproom at our Curious Brewery in Ashford whilst the crisis plays out. Only a few weeks ago we were so excited about


Introducing our new ‘Tasting to Table’ Experience at The Chapel Down Winery

Treat your loved one to an indulgent wine and food experience at the Chapel Down winery. Arrive at 3.30pm for a guided tour of our vineyards and winery.  Beginning in the vineyard, learn about the vineyard cycle, the grape varieties grown and our sustainable vineyard practises.  Then enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of our winery, learning about the intricate process of sparkling wine production and the techniques used in our still wines. The experience includes a tutored tasting of seven of our award-winning sparkling and still

Chapel Down Wines. Thursday, July 5, 2018. Photographer: Jason Alden 

Photographer: Jason Alden
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New Year Winery Update

The new year for most of us starts on the first of January, but in the winery the harvest in Autumn marks the beginning of the new annual cycle. As such, we’re three months into the new winery year and things have been progressing apace. Between the end of harvest and Christmas a lot of time is spent in the lab checking the progress of the last few fermentations and the malolactic fermentations, all of which are now complete. It is also a time at

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New Year Update from Mark Harvey

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given a career peddling fine wines and spirits, I’ve never been a big fan of Dry January. It goes beyond a parochial concern for my industry though. More down to the health advice from them-that-know that there are far greater benefits to drinking less throughout the year, as opposed to one month of abstinence and then reverting to old habits. So, to my mind, yes drink less throughout the year BUT then use the extra pennies to drink better! And people are. Sales