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 enjoyable to meet like-minded producers in other regions and to explore potential collaborations.  I’m proud to have them sit alongside our own wines and I can’t recommend them any more than saying they are absolutely of the quality any Chapel Down drinker would expect from us.”

Our latest edition, Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda, is made with a single varietal Syrah from the regions Roussillon and Minervois in France. Domaine Gayda is a fully organic vineyard situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees where grapes are grown on the many diverse soils and climates of their vineyards.

Our head winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire had the pleasure of assisting with the blending of Syrah 2018 in France with Domaine Gayda’s head winemaker, Vincent. The winemaking process to create this organic wine is very traditional, vinification is sulphur free and all operations are done by hand.

This silky red wine has intense aromas of cooked dark berries and plums coupled with notes of cedar. The palate is rich with well-integrated oak, hints of spice and fine tannins leading to a long, smooth finish.  The spicy notes and deep fruit profile make it an ideal match for duck, braised beef or lamb.

Syrah 2018 by Domaine Gayda (14% ABV) retails for £15 and is now available to order online. Or why not try the full collection with the Great Minds Drink Alike Mixed Case retailing for £75. Now available to order online.

The Great Minds Drink Alike collection is available to purchase exclusively online at and at Chapel Down stores.