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CHAPEL DOWN WIN PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADE AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
19 June 2024

Chapel Down, England’s leading and most celebrated winemaker, has won a prestigious accolade at this year’s Decanter ...

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WHOLE ROASTED TROUT SERVED WITH CHAPEL DOWN CHARDONNAY
22 May 2024

We've paired our Chapel Down Chardonnay with a spring-time showstopper; roasted trout with fresh herbs, lemons and to...

CHAPEL DOWN MARKS ROYAL ASCOT PARTNERSHIP WITH LIMITED-EDITION SPARKLING WINE
20 May 2024

We are proud to announce the launch of a limited edition English sparkling wine to mark our inaugural year as the 'Of...

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GRILLED GARLIC PRAWN CROSTINIS WITH TOMATO SALSA AND A GLASS OF ROSÉ
16 May 2024

Spring is here! The sun is out and the next bank holiday is in sight. So dust off those deck chairs and get ready for...

TASTING NOTES: BACCHUS 2023
03 May 2024

Looking for England's answer to Sauvignon Blanc? Bacchus returns with a new vintage and a refreshing taste. Join Head...

CHAPEL DOWN TO SHOWCASE ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE AT FOODIES FESTIVAL
30 April 2024

We are delighted to announce that Chapel Down is partnering with Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest touring food and ...

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Chapel Down Annual Results 2023
by Chapel Down 16 April 2024

Today we published our audited results for the year ended 31st December 2023 and are pleased to report record company...

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Roasted Pork Belly with Cider, Pears and Chapel Down Bacchus
09 April 2024

We’ve found the perfect pairing to our Bacchus 2022, serving ours with a Roasted Pork Belly with Bay, Cider and Pears...

CHAPEL DOWN CALLS FOR A 'CHARDONNAY RENAISSANCE' WITH NEW WINE
04 April 2024

With the launch of our new Chapel Down Chardonnay 2023, we're calling on you to challenge your perception of the famo...

EXPERIENCE THE BOAT RACE WITH ENGLAND'S FINEST SPARKLING WINE
28 March 2024

We're very proud to be in our seventh year as the Official Sparkling Wine Partner of The Boat Race. Ahead of the week...

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TASTING NOTES: BRUT RESERVE 2019
by Chapel Down 11 March 2024

Chapel Brut Reserve 2019 is an award-winning wine created exclusively for our restaurant, hotel, and bar accounts.

MARK THE MOMENTS THAT MATTER THIS MOTHER'S DAY
06 March 2024

Here’s to the everyday superheroes in our lives. They may not wear capes, but their superpower lies in transforming e...

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TASTING NOTES: BACCHUS 2022
by Chapel Down 29 February 2024

Our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, shares his personal tasting notes of our hugely popular and award winning Ba...

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TASTING NOTES: ROSÉ
by Chapel Down 01 February 2024

Our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, shares his personal tasting notes of our hugely popular Rosé sparkling wine,...

Chapel Down listing on the AIM market
07 December 2023

It was an honour for us to open the market at @London-Stock-Exchange-Group this morning, marking Chapel Down plc’s ad...

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2023 Harvest Summary
by Chapel Down 20 November 2023

We are pleased to announce an update the 2023 harvest which has exceeded our expectations on quality, as well as bein...

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The Ultimate Festive Gift Experiences
by Chapel Down 14 November 2023

As the days get shorter and the golden hues of Autumn come to grace our Tenterden estate, we’re getting creative at o...

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Where to enjoy Chapel Down wines this Christmas
by Chapel Down 10 November 2023

From exciting new openings along the Kent coastline, to Michelin* restaurants in the stunning North York Moors, we ar...

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An English Twist to 'Champagne Day'
by Chapel Down 30 October 2023

This month we launched a ‘Champagne Day’ campaign as part of our ongoing mission to change the way the world sees Eng...

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TASTING NOTES: OUR RESERVE RANGE
by Chapel Down 06 October 2023

This year we released some new names, new looks and new vintages to a range of our wines. With the aim to better refl...

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TASTING NOTES: DISCOVERY SERIES
by Chapel Down 29 September 2023

Our winemaking team are continually experimenting with different varieties and styles, releasing limited parcels unde...

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Chapel Down Half Year Results 2023
by Chapel Down 27 September 2023

On the 27th September we published our half year results and are pleased to report the delivery of a highly successfu...

Tasting Notes: Kit's Coty Sparkling Wines
22 September 2023

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Kit’s Coty 2017 Blanc de Blancs and 2016 Coeur de Cuvée sparkling wine...

TASTING NOTES: KIT'S COTY
15 September 2023

Our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, shares his personal tasting notes of the latest vintages for our Kit's Coty ...

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TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2023
by Chapel Down 14 August 2023

For the second year running, we are thrilled to have been awarded the TripAdvisor ‘Travellers’ Choice Award’ for 2023...

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‘Official English Sparkling Wine’ Supplier of Ascot Racecourse
by Chapel Down 28 July 2023

We are delighted to announce that from 2024 we will be the ‘Official English Sparkling Wine’ Supplier of Ascot Raceco...

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WIN TICKETS TO THE ASHES!
by Chapel Down 07 July 2023

In celebration of being the ‘Official Sparkling Wine’ of England Cricket, we’re offering the chance to win a pair of ...

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Chapel Down Wins 11 Awards at WineGB 2023
by Chapel Down 19 June 2023

We are delighted to share that we’ve won a total of 11 medals at this year’s WineGB Awards!It’s a particularly proud ...

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Chapel Down Wins 9 Awards at Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
by Chapel Down 19 June 2023

The 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards results have been published, and we are thrilled to share that we’ve been awarded...

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Chapel Down Wins 8 Awards at The International Wine Challenge 2023
by Chapel Down 19 June 2023

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a total of eight medals across our range of Sparkling and Stil...

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Chapel Down goes incognito as ‘Chapelle en Bas’: Blind tasting reveals 60% of French drinkers prefer English sparkling wine to their native Champagne.
by Chapel Down 14 June 2023

With a mission to change the way the world thinks about English wine, we took our best-selling sparkling wine to the ...

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Wine Garden of England Summer Celebration
by Chapel Down 23 May 2023

On Saturday 10 June 2023, the Wine Garden of England Summer Celebration returns for 2023! A fantastic celebration of ...

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Chapel Down featured in The Sunday Times’ ‘Best Places to Work 2023’
by Chapel Down 15 May 2023

We are delighted to share the news that Chapel Down will feature in this year’s Sunday Times’ ‘Best Places to Work’ l...

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Official English Sparkling Wine of Pub in the Park 2023
by Chapel Down 20 April 2023

We are delighted to announce that we are partnering as the ‘Official English Sparkling Wine’ of Tom Kerridge’s Pub in...

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Limited edition English sparkling wine to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
by Chapel Down 31 March 2023

We are pleased to announce the release of a limited edition English sparkling wine to commemorate the Coronation of H...

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Chapel Down Full Year Results 2022
by Chapel Down 29 March 2023

Today we published our full year results and we are pleased to announce and strong financial performance and continue...

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Josh Donaghay-Spire hailed ‘English Winemaker of the Year’
by Chapel Down 24 February 2023

Our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, has been announced as the ‘English Winemaker of the Year’ in the Drinks Busi...

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A Treat this Mother’s Day
by Chapel Down 14 February 2023

Celebrate everything English! An insight into award winning sparkling wine at England's leading winemaker followed by...

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Spend Valentine’s With Us
by Chapel Down 31 January 2023

Whether you want to celebrate valentines or simply celebrate award winning sparkling wine, this exclusive tour is a m...

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CEO, Andrew Carter, featured in Walpole’s ’50 Most Influential People in British Luxury’
by Chapel Down 26 January 2023

We are humbled to see our CEO, Andrew Carter, featured in Walpole’s ’50 Most Influential People in British Luxury’.

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Enjoy 20% off all Wine Purchases at our Late-Night Shopping Evenings at Chapel Down Winery
by Chapel Down 02 December 2022

The Christmas tree is up and those festive gatherings are in sight. As the time ticks closer to the big day, avoid th...

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New for 2023 - Vine to Wine
by Chapel Down 29 November 2022

As the perfect gift for wine lovers, our new Vine to Wine package allows you to lease a number of our Bacchus vines a...

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Chapel Down Festive Wine Dinner
by Chapel Down 10 November 2022

Book your table today to enjoy an intimate evening of festive gastronomy at The Swan with Chapel Down on Friday 2nd D...

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
by Chapel Down 07 November 2022

Join us for a festive evening of wreath making, accompanied by a relaxed sparkling wine tasting. Led by local florist...

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Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer
by Chapel Down 20 October 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Newton as Chief Marketing Officer.Liam has extensive drinks experi...

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Autumn and Winter Events at Chapel Down
by Chapel Down 18 October 2022

Join us at the Chapel Down Winery this Christmas. With a calendar of festive events taking place at the winery, as we...

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2022 Harvest Summary
by Chapel Down 17 October 2022

With the Chapel Down 2022 harvest now complete, we are pleased to announce the vintage has resulted in exceptional gr...

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Chapel Down Half Year Results 2022
by Chapel Down 26 September 2022

Today we published our half year results and I am pleased to announce a strong financial performance in line with man...

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Chapel Down Classified Stakes returns to Ascot
by Chapel Down 26 August 2022

The Chapel Down Classified Stakes has returned! Back for its fifth year, we are delighted to be back at the nation’s ...

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2022 Awards Success
by Chapel Down 29 July 2022

As England’s leading wine producer, we’re very incredibly proud of the awards that our sparkling and still wines have...

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Andrew Carter Appointed Director of WineGB
by Chapel Down 29 July 2022

We’re delighted to announce that Chapel Down CEO, Andrew Carter, has been appointed Director of the WineGB board.

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Introducing our latest partnership with Kent Cricket
by Chapel Down 13 July 2022

We are delighted to announce our latest partnership with our home county cricket club Kent Cricket. Based in Canterbu...

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TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2022
by Chapel Down 05 July 2022

We are delighted to have been awarded the TripAdvisor ‘Travellers’ Choice Award’ for 2022, placing us in the top 10% ...

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Unveiling our new brand campaign: ‘Celebrate the English Way’
by Chapel Down 15 June 2022

Today we announce the launch of our new advertising campaign, ‘Celebrate the English Way’. The campaign features a se...

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Open Air Theatre
by Chapel Down 08 June 2022

Join Ultraviolet Productions for a circus inspired re-imagining of Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ performe...

Join us at Chapel Down Winery across the Platinum Jubilee Weekend!
17 May 2022

We’re excited to be hosting our very own celebrations at our winery from in Tenterden from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th...

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OPEN A WORLD OF CELEBRATIONS THIS PLATINUM JUBILEE
by Chapel Down 02 May 2022

Celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with England’s finest sparkling wine. Queen Elizabeth II will become the fir...

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Chapel Down Full Year Results 2021
by Chapel Down 25 April 2022

Today we published our full year results. We saw significant strong progress and growth in revenue, margin expansion ...

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Introducing Vintage Reserve 2019: An exclusive cuvée for the height of gastronomy
by Chapel Down 12 April 2022

We are delighted to announce the launch of a very special cuvée, Chapel Down Vintage Reserve 2019. From today the win...

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The Official Sparkling Wine of England Cricket
by Chapel Down 06 April 2022

We are proud to announce that Chapel Down is the ‘Official Sparkling Wine’ of the England and Wales Cricket Board (EC...

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Join us in celebrating the Boat Race
by Chapel Down 28 March 2022

We’re delighted to be the Official Sparkling Wine partner at this year’s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, one of the w...

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A Donation to Ukraine
by Chapel Down 15 March 2022

The heavy fighting in Ukraine has had devastating consequences for its people. The Disasters Emergency Committee is ...

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Meet the Winemaker
by Chapel Down 28 February 2022

For those of you keen to understand more about winemaking and gain some insight direct from the winemaker, we would l...

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A spotlight on our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire
by Chapel Down 28 February 2022

This week, a focus on our Head Winemaker & Operations Director, Josh Donaghay-Spire and his career to date. Josh ...

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Josh Donaghay-Spire - Operations Director & Head Winemaker
by Chapel Down 11 February 2022

We are pleased to announce that our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, has been promoted to Operations Director &am...

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We’ve Got You Covered This Valentine's Day
by Chapel Down 04 February 2022

Share the love and make Valentine’s Day 2022 one to remember with our exquisite range of gifts. Whether it be your pa...

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Introducing Our Newest Tour - The Explorer Experience
by Chapel Down 28 January 2022

A new experience designed to showcase our sparkling wines and the best of local and seasonal produce in The Swan.  Di...

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Introducing Our New Trio Discovery Cases
by Chapel Down 07 January 2022

Welcome in 2022 with our new Trio Discovery Cases. These have been carefully curated by our winemaking team and offer...

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Unwind this autumn with our Great Minds Drink Alike Collection
by Chapel Down 05 November 2021

With Autumn now upon us, with its crisp, bright days and cold, dark nights, we would like to introduce our latest win...

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Raise a glass to a week of celebrations
by Chapel Down 29 October 2021

This week has been particularly exciting for us and has provided many reasons to celebrate! Firstly, we have official...

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Wines from the heart of the Garden of England
by Chapel Down 13 October 2021

This week, we have begun harvesting our Pinot Noir fruit. This classic Champagne variety is used in many of our spark...

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Harvest 2021
by Chapel Down 01 October 2021

It’s official, Harvest 2021 has begun! After a summer where we saw a variety of weather, the past few weeks of warmth...

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Chapel Down Half Year Results | 2021
by Chapel Down 28 September 2021

Download a copy of the Half Year Results 2021 Chapel Down is pleased to announce significant progress in the results ...

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The Chapel Down Guide to Wine & Cheese Pairing
by Chapel Down 24 September 2021

Wine and cheese, is there a better match made in heaven? Whilst there may be no strict rules in creating mouth-wateri...

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Introducing Andrew Carter, CEO of Chapel Down
by Chapel Down 16 September 2021

With over 25 years in the global drinks industry, we are thrilled that Andrew will be joining Chapel Down Group plc a...

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Meet the Team Behind the Wine | Jo Arkle, Assistant Winemaker
by Chapel Down 06 September 2021

Winemaking is hard work. And everyone, no matter how brilliant, starts at the bottom. Learning the craft at each vint...

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Common Wine Myths Debunked!
by Chapel Down 03 September 2021

This isn’t necessarily true! Over time, winemaking techniques have improved to allow wines to be enjoyed younger and ...

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Meet the Team Behind the Wine | Tom Wilkinson, Vineyard Manager
by Chapel Down 22 July 2021

With the long awaited summer days finally here, there is never a dull moment in the vineyard, and all work continues ...

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Chapel Down Hits £6.876m Crowdfund 2021 Target
by Chapel Down 16 July 2021

England’s leading wine producer raises £6.876m, making it the first company to achieve the maximum raise on the See...

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Decanter Awards Results 2021 | Chapel Down Wins Platinum!
by Chapel Down 09 July 2021

Now in its 18th year, Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition,...

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Kit’s Coty Collection wins Trophies at the WineGB Awards | 2021
by Chapel Down 25 June 2021

We are thrilled to share the news that our Kit’s Coty wines have been awarded two trophies and four gold medals at th...

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Chapel Down Full Year Result & Crowdfund Campaign | 2020
by Chapel Down 04 June 2021

Chapel Down Group PLC is pleased to announce the Company’s Full Year Results for the 12 month period ending 31st Dece...

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Appointment of Stewart Gilliland as Non-Executive Director
by Chapel Down 24 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that Stewart Gilliland has been appointed to the Chapel Down Board as a Non-Executive D...

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Upskill Your Wine Tasting Knowledge In Five Simple Steps!
by Chapel Down 10 May 2021

Before we begin, it is important to make sure that your environment is conducive to wine tasting. A relaxed atmosphe...

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Spring Update | 2021
by Chapel Down 26 April 2021

Now that spring has arrived – albeit chillier than normal, we are looking forward to another busy season in the vine...

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Chapel Down’s Monthly Inspirations
by Chapel Down 29 January 2021

Elevate your Valentine’s Day PlansAt Chapel Down, we want to ensure that your Valentine’s Day is just as special as a...

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Chapel Down Wine Cruise with AmaWaterways
by Chapel Down 25 January 2021

We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with leading River Cruise line AmaWaterways on a new and excl...

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‘Nominate Your Hero’ Winners
by Chapel Down 21 January 2021

We recently asked our email subscribers to nominate their heroes who have shown simple human kindness, compassion, an...

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Autumn Update | 2020
by Chapel Down 01 November 2020

With the harvest now safely in, and our 2020 vintage happily fermenting its way towards perfection, we start to see t...

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Chapel Down Half Year Results | 2020
by Chapel Down 30 September 2020

Download a copy of the Half Year Results Chapel Down Group Plc is pleased to announce another period of progress in o...

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Kit’s Coty Collection wins GOLD at Wine GB Awards | 2020
by Chapel Down 24 August 2020

We are thrilled to share the news that our Kit’s Coty wines have been awarded three Gold medals at the Wine GB Awards...

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Chapel Down Full Year Result | 2019
by Chapel Down 19 June 2020

Chapel Down Group PLC is pleased to announce the Company’s Full Year Results for the 12 month period ended 31st Decem...

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June Update | 2020
by Chapel Down 09 June 2020

Phew what a scorcher! You know what you need to enjoy the sunshine even more? Something chilled, refreshing, deliciou...

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May Update | 2020
by Chapel Down 15 May 2020

At this time of year, the spontaneity of a visit to a pub garden or a meal out or a visit to a friend’s home for a ba...

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Navigating the Crisis | Mark Harvey on leading Chapel Down through COVID-19
by Chapel Down 30 April 2020

This has been taken from Walpole.“There’s much to play for.” With all pubs, restaurants and hospitality venues closed...