Today provides an update in light of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time of significant change. We are England’s strongest wine brand with a leading position in the UK grocery / off-trade, and rapidly growing on-line sales. With strong assets, good management and a healthy cash position, we believe we are very well placed to weather the crisis and thrive in the aftermath. Our management team and Board have been focussed on delivering swift responses to a number of recent government
Introducing our very own Chapel Down cocktail cases so you can enjoy a truly British signature serve from the comfort of your own home. We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand-new Chapel Down cocktail serve packs in four uniquely British varieties, now available to purchase exclusively through our website. We want to make sure you’re still able to enjoy our signature serves so we have created a package including the key Chapel Down products, delivered directly to your door with free delivery.
Treat your loved one to an indulgent wine and food experience at the Chapel Down winery. Arrive at 3.30pm for a guided tour of our vineyards and winery. Beginning in the vineyard, learn about the vineyard cycle, the grape varieties grown and our sustainable vineyard practises. Then enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of our winery, learning about the intricate process of sparkling wine production and the techniques used in our still wines. The experience includes a tutored tasting of seven of our award-winning sparkling and still
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
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
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
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
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