Introducing the Chapel Down Wine Academy, a one day course learning about wines of the world

We are proud to introduce our new one day educational course, the Chapel Down Wine Academy, with the first course taking place on Friday 22nd September 2017.

The Chapel Down Wine Academy offers the opportunity to explore the world of wine by tasting and learning about wines from key regions, including England.  You will also learn how to learn how to professionally taste wine through sight, smell and taste, as well as gaining the skills to describe wines accurately.

The one day course is hosted by the Essential Wine School, who are certified educators of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (the world’s leading educationally body for wine education).  Upon completion of the the course, all participants will receive a certificate.

Taking place from 10.00am to 4.30pm on Friday 22nd September, the course will be in our new state-of-the-art tasting room, the Wine Sanctuary. With panoramic views across the vineyard, it offers the perfect setting in which to learn about the world’s finest wines.

The Chapel Down Wine Academy is £200.00 per person and includes a three course lunch paired with Chapel Down wines in our two AA rosette and Michelin BiB Gourmand restaurant, The Swan restaurant.

For further information or to book your place, please email

Our Wine Academy course running on Friday 22nd September 2017 is now fully booked, please contact us to book now for the following dates in 2018.

2018 Dates:
16 March
11 May
20 July
21 September
9 November