Appointment of Stewart Gilliland as Non-Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Stewart Gilliland has been appointed to the Chapel Down Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Stewart has over 30 years’ experience and knowledge in international marketing, logistics and business management and previously held executive roles with leading consumer-facing companies, including Whitbread, Mitchells & Butler and Interbrew. He held the position of Chief Executive of Müller Dairies UK and Ireland until 2010. He is currently Chairman of C&C Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of Tesco plc. Prior

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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

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Chapel Down’s Monthly Inspirations

Elevate your Valentine’s Day Plans At Chapel Down, we want to ensure that your Valentine’s Day is just as special as any other year. If not more special! Reignite the spark this Valentine’s Day with the Chapel Down Virtual Tasting Kit and Experience. Light a candle, set the mood and enjoy tasting award-winning wines with the one you love in the comfort of your home. The exclusive one hour live tasting will be held on Sunday 14th February from 5.30-6:30pm with three of Chapel Down’s


Chapel Down Wine Cruise with AmaWaterways

We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with leading River Cruise line AmaWaterways on a new and exclusive ‘wine cruise’ itinerary this November as part of their extensive schedule of luxury river cruises across Europe and beyond. The 7 night cruise will start in Budapest, guests will journey along the Danube and see first-hand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. You will visit 8 towns and cities along the way including two magnificent capitals: Budapest and

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‘Nominate Your Hero’ Winners

We recently asked our email subscribers to nominate their heroes who have shown simple human kindness, compassion, and care plus helped to lift the gloom during these unprecedented times, we wanted to recognise this kindness and give a selection of these heroes the opportunity to celebrate with a bottle of Chapel Down Brut NV. We’re thrilled to share with you our winners and their stories. Winner: Adam Smith       Nominator: Tracey Ayres “He works with the elderly, gives blood and does a lot of fund raising for

Autumn Update Blog

Autumn Update

With the harvest now safely in, and our 2020 vintage happily fermenting its way towards perfection, we start to see the vines shutting down and the leaves turning a variety of shades from bright yellows and sunny oranges to deep reds and burnt ochres. It’s a wonderful time to walk the vines and drink in the colours of autumn. The team still have plenty to do post-harvest, here’s an update on what’s happening in the vineyards, winery and brewery this autumn. It has only been


Chapel Down wins two Platinum Medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

For the second year running we are delighted to have been awarded 2 Platinum medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Out of 16,518 wines judged from 56 countries, just 178 from 24 countries were awarded a Platinum medal. First deemed ‘Gold’ in the first weeks of judging, these wines were re-tasted by panels made up of Regional and Co-Chairs, awarding Platinum medals to the best wines. Requiring a minimum of 97 points, this year’s Platinum medals make up just 1.08% of all wines tasted