Introducing Vintage Reserve 2019: An exclusive cuvée for the height of gastronomy

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 wine will appear on some of the UK’s finest wine lists and enjoyed at the tables of some of the nation’s most iconic restaurants and bars, our latest English sparkling wine has been curated to be savoured with food for those special moments.

A cuvée for the height of gastronomy

The gastronomic potential of Vintage Reserve comes from the meticulous expertise that our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, and his team have dedicated to crafting this distinctly culinary wine.

Vintage Reserve 2019 is a traditional blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc and is aged for 18 months on lees. Produced from the 2019 vintage which saw a warm and dry spring followed by an extended summer season, the hand harvested fruit is sourced primarily from our Kent vineyards.

With a lower dosage of 5g/l, this sparkling wine is clean and refreshing with a higher acidity and versatility. With notes of Bramley apple, lemon shortbread and light red berries, it is pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes; from grilled seafood to veal and poultry.

Where to enjoy Vintage Reserve:

In celebration of the launch, we’re delighted to share a number of special offers and experiences being offered by a number of restaurants in celebration of the launch of Chapel Down Vintage Reserve.

The George

“The English wine industry is going from strength to strength and we are very proud at The George to be displaying one of the most comprehensive English wine lists in the world to recognise this. The Vintage Reserve 2019 is a welcome addition to the list and is a perfect partner to Carlingford oysters and Loch Duart Salmon with wild garlic butter.” Dom Jacobs, The George in Fitzrovia

Our friends at The Georgein Fitzrovia will be offering a three course set lunch showcasing the versatility of Vintage Reserve 2019 until the 11th May. The set menu is available for £30 for two courses / £35 for three courses, each with a glass of Vintage Reserve. Available weekly from Wednesday-Saturdays. 



“A super classic English Sparkling that always does really well with our customers, and this lower dosage, which I think is the way forward, just works so beautifully with the start of our menu here at Oxeye. A perfect aperitif and a wonderfully timed release, just in time for some sunshine!” Sven Britt, Founder and Executive Chef of the Oxeye.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Vintage Reserve for each guest when you book a table during April, May and June! But move fast, this is an offer exclusively for those who book before Friday 15th April. To redeem the offer, all bookings made on the restaurant website or by email must include the offer code ‘Low Dosage’.


Le Gavroche

“Chapel Down Vintage Reserve 2019 is a charming wine from bottle to glass. An elegant English sparkling with an equally elegant label, we are delighted to be one of the first restaurants to serve it to our guests.” Remi Cousin, Head Sommelier of Le Gavroche.

Known as “the last bastion in London of classically rich French haute cuisine”, Le Gavroche has become a London institution, internationally recognised for its culinary excellence and unparalleled attention to detail. Book your table today to savour a glass of Vintage Reserve 2019 with their critically acclaimed à la carte and tasting menus.

The Hand & Flowers

Enjoy a glass of our latest English sparkling wine at The Hand & Flowers, proudly holding the title of the only pub in the UK to hold two Michelin stars. Located in the Georgian town of Marlow and serving award-winning food in a comfortable and approachable setting, The Hand & Flowers is the perfect partner to showcase the versatility of Vintage Reserve.

“A magnificent wine from one of England’s leading winemakers.  With the expected crisp English acidity, the Vintage Reserve would pair nicely with a delicious piece of grilled cod or turbot served simply with some buttered cabbage and potatoes, Sunday roast pork with all the trimmings, or quite rightly just being savoured on its own (with company of course!).” Gavin Hills, Assistant Restaurant Manager of The Hand and Flowers

 The Swan

Stop by our Winery in Tenterden, Kent and you’ll find The Swan Restaurant, the cherished restaurant on-site with two AA Rosette and Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant specialising in modern British cuisine and locally sourced seasonable produce. Come visit us in the garden of England to experience the culinary excellence at The Swan with a glass of our latest cuvée.