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


Chapel Down Christmas Gifts

Struggling to find the perfect gift this Christmas? Come down to our Chapel Down Winery Shop in Tenterden to find our superb range of Christmas hampers. Come and create your tailor-made hamper by including your special someone’s favourite Chapel Down wines, spirits and Curious beers for a unique gift. We also have a selection of pre-made hampers that are filled with delicious treats and ready to pop under the Christmas tree. If you would like to pre-order your hamper please get in touch with the

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Chapel Down Wine Academy with Kent Wine School

We are delighted to be partnering with Kent Wine School who will be running a series of wine tastings and WSET wine courses at the Chapel Down Winery starting in 2020. Kent Wine School are an independent wine education company offering wine tastings and wine courses including Wine and Spirit Education Trust qualifications. No previous experience required! Here are four good reasons to join Kent Wine School for a wine tasting or wine course: You can taste and learn about wine in a fun and relaxed

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Chapel Down celebrates three years of fast growth in the USA

This week we marked three years of strong progress in the USA with a series of celebratory events in New York. We toasted at a sparkling event alongside other British luxury brands within the Walpole Group, which was hosted by the British Consul General Anthony Philipson at his residence. Then, our CEO Frazer Thompson joined acclaimed wine writer, Jancis Robinson OBE MW, in conversation to discuss the progress and prospects for English Sparkling Wine at a thought leadership forum for British Luxury Hospitality at the


Autumn Update from Mark Harvey

Harvest is a particularly exciting time of year for us all here at Chapel Down – the culmination of another growing season out in the vineyards and a first indication from the winery of the scale and the quality of the wines to come. 2019 has been another bumper year, not quite at the levels of the extraordinary yields of 2018 but not far off. And the quality is high too, with the sugars and acids at the targeted levels across the sites. There’s been

Introducing Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda

Introducing Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda

We are delighted to introduce a new wine to our Great Minds Drink Alike Collection, Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda. Our Great Minds Drink Alike collection includes limited-edition wines from producers across the globe who share a similar ethos to us at Chapel Down. The wines have been individually curated by our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, and are exclusively available via Chapel Down in the UK. Josh, Chapel Down Head Winemaker says, “Along with making our Chapel Down sparkling and still wines, it is hugely

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