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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

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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

Chapel Down Awards 2019

Chapel Down Awards 2019

We are thrilled to share the news of our impressive array of International Awards for 2019. At Chapel Down, we are internationally recognised for the quality of our wines, beers, cider and spirits, and this year we have won 51 awards, including 12 golds and 12 silvers. Our Kit’s Coty Couer de Cuvee 2014 was awarded Best Prestige Cuvee at the Wine GB Awards 2019, as well as the Best in the Show Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019. This is the ultimate

UK Brewer of the Year 2019

UK BREWER OF THE YEAR 2019

We are thrilled to have been awarded ‘UK BREWER OF THE YEAR’ at the prestigious International Beer Challenge 2019 this week! The competition was judged by a panel of 70 industry experts including brewers, journalists, retailers and flavour experts. We’re also delighted to have been awarded Gold in the Lager Taste Category for our flagship premium lager Curious Brew at the World Beer Awards 2019 earlier this month. “This is unbelievable and amazing for us. We are currently a small player in the UK beer

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Agreement to Lease 388 acres of prime viticultural land

On September 6 2018 we proudly announced that we had exchanged on an Agreement to Lease 388 acres of prime viticultural land adjoining our existing vineyards on the North Downs. This site at Boarley and Abbey Farm in Boxley will be vined between 2019 and 2021 resulting in a total area under long-term leases of 788 acres. Once this site is planted, the total vined area from which we source our grapes – including owned land, land under long-term leases and contract supply – will exceed

Kit's Coty Awards 2018

Chapel Down’s Kit’s Coty Collection wins Gold!

Chapel Down is thrilled to announce its single vineyard estate Kit’s Coty has triumphed again winning Gold Outstanding for Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée 2013 and Gold for Kit’s Coty Blanc de Blanc 2013, in the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) announced on 21st May 2018. Continuing the exceptional Kit’s Coty achievements, Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 also won a silver and Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2015 achieved a silver in the Chardonnay group. The IWSC is one of the most prestigious awards, promoting quality

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An interview with our winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire

Our head winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, was recently interviewed for Off Licence News in which he talks about how he became a winemaker and the joys of working at England’s leading wine producer.  Below is an excerpt from the interview: “I started working in wine bars in my teens and at 21 joined Vinopolis.  I realised I wanted to get into wine and that was a way in. The more I tasted, the more I wanted to get behind it and make my own. I went