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

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

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

Bottle of Chapel Down Brut NV Sparkling Wine

Chapel Down Full Year Result & Crowdfund Campaign | 2020

Chapel Down Group PLC is pleased to announce the Company’s Full Year Results for the 12 month period ending 31st December 2020. In addition to presenting the Company’s Results, we can also confirm a new £15m loan and rolling credit facility with PNC Business Credit, as well as the launch of our latest crowdfunding campaign. Wine & Spirits: o   Wine sales volumes were up 38%, reflecting the growing demand for our award-winning wines despite losing approximately a third of our business in the on licensed


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

Drinking Eating Blog

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

Nominate Your Hero Blog

‘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