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 of the highest quality drinks with real provenance continue to outpace the more standard alternatives. Music to my ears!

And so I’m delighted to kick start the year by sharing some of the offers from Chapel Down this January. And watch this space for exciting new drinks and experiences throughout the year!

At our winery, we are offering visitors a complimentary tasting of three wines of your choice.  Our award-winning still wines from the spectacular 2018 vintage. And on the sparkling side, those of you that have not yet tasted our extraordinarily refreshing Sparkling Bacchus, please do – it’s a must!

Join us for a fun and lively evening of ‘Whose Wine Is It Anyway’ at the winery, use your senses to see if you can spot the English wines amongst wines from around the world. Get together with friends to create a team and we’ll provide a prize for the winners. Tickets are £25pp and can be purchased here.

If you’ve always wanted to own a vineyard then step 1 is to join our Vine Lease programme! Lease your vines, pick the fruit and then join the party the following summer when you take home your bottles of wine with personalised labels. From £325 for 1 year.

At the brewery, flights of our beers and ciders are all available at introductory prices. The perfect way to familiarise yourself with both our core range and also some special one-offs that our Head Brewer Matt and his team have created. ‘Winters T’Ale’ is a current firm favourite!

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Mark Harvey, MD of Wines and Spirits