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Harvest 2021

It’s official, Harvest 2021 has begun! After a summer where we saw a variety of weather, the past few weeks of warmth and sunshine has helped with the final ripening of the fruit before harvest began on Monday. We have caught up with our Vineyard and Winemaking teams on how harvest is going and what we can expect from the resulting wines. Viticulture Update “We’ve waited a long time this year for a spell of weather that resembles summer, so the recent sunshine and warmer temperatures have

Half Year Results 2021

Chapel Down Half Year Results 2021

Download a copy of the Half Year Results 2021 Chapel Down is pleased to announce significant progress in the results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2021. Key highlights: • Total Group o The Company is now entirely focused on growth in the exciting English wine industry having exited the Beer and Cider business in April 2021. o After the period end in September 2021, Andrew Carter, previously MD of Chase Distillery and CCO of Treasury Wine Estates, joined as our new CEO. o Group

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

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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

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

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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

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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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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