Company information and how to become a Chapel Down shareholder


Chapel Down is England’s leading and largest wine producer with an award-winning range of sparkling and still wines, under the Chapel Down brand. The Company owns, leases and sources from 1,023 acres of vineyards in South East England, of which 750 acres are fully productive, making it the largest wine producer in the UK. The Company sold 1.41 million bottles of wine in 2022, generating revenue from off-trade, on-trade, export, and direct to consumer e-commerce and retail sales.

Buying Shares

Shares in Chapel Down Group PLC (CDGP) are traded on the AIM market.
A list of AIM approved brokers can be found below.


Chapel Down Group PLC currently has 171,524,316 ordinary shares with a nominal value of £0.05 in issue. No shares are held in treasury.
The percentage of AIM securities not public hands is 42.6% - as of 10/06/2024.

Interest of significant shareholders in the issued share capital (over 3% of ordinary shares) of the Company – as of 13.12.2023:

Number of Ordinary Shares
% of Issued Share Capital
Number of Ordinary Shares 45,823,821 (Note 1)
% of Issued Share Capital 26.74%
Name Nigel Wray
Number of Ordinary Shares 23,631,970 (Note 2)
% of Issued Share Capital 13.79%
Name Adrian Bridge
Number of Ordinary Shares 6,335,571 (Note 3)
% of Issued Share Capital 3.70%
Note 1: Includes 178,571 ordinary shares held by Lord Spencer Of Alresford, beneficial owner of IPGL, in his own name

Note 2: Of the above total, 21,195,571 Ordinary Shares are held by family trusts whose beneficiaries are Nigel Wray's children. The balance of Ordinary Shares represents Nigel Wray's beneficial holding.

Note 3: Of the 6,335,571 ordinary shares held by Adrian Bridge, 5,135,571 ordinary shares are held by Bridgeport Investments Limited, a company that Adrian Bridge and family are beneficiaries of, with the balance held through Banco Santander Totta.

There are additionally 15,799,826 shares held via Seedrs on behalf of investors who participated in Seedrs fundraising campaigns in 2014, 2015 and 2021. Seedrs is the nominee holder.

Directors Shareholding as at 08.12.2023:

Number of Ordinary Shares
% of Issued Share Capital
Name Nigel Wray
Number of Ordinary Shares 23,631,970
% of Issued Share Capital 13.7%
Name Robert Smith
Number of Ordinary Shares 2,074,230 (Note 4)
% of Issued Share Capital 1.21%
Name James Brooke
Number of Ordinary Shares 493,806
% of Issued Share Capital 0.29%
Name Stewart Gilliland
Number of Ordinary Shares 390,891 (Note 6)
% of Issued Share Capital 0.23%
Name Andrew Carter
Number of Ordinary Shares 430,970
% of Issued Share Capital 0.25%
Name Martin Glenn
Number of Ordinary Shares 283,472
% of Issued Share Capital 0.17%
Name Michael Spencer
Number of Ordinary Shares 178,571 (Note 5)
% of Issued Share Capital 0.1%
Name Samantha Wren
Number of Ordinary Shares 135,552
% of Issued Share Capital 0.08%
Note 4: Of the above total, 215,338 shares are held by the spouse and children of Robert Smith

Note 5: Lord Spencer Of Alresford is the beneficial owner of IPGL, who hold a further 45,645,250 ordinary shares.

Note 6: Of the above total, 240,000 shares are held by the spouse of Stewart Gilliland

As at 30.06.2023 the number of ordinary share options outstanding is 9,302,702

Company Information

Chapel Down Group plc 

Registered Office: Chapel Down Winery, Small Hythe, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7NG

Registration number 04362181

Chapel Down Group plc is incorporated in, and its main country of operations is the United Kingdom.  

Chapel Down Group plc shares are not traded, or admitted to be traded, on any exchanges or trading platforms other than the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. There are currently no restrictions on the transfer of securities.  

The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeover and Mergers. 

Last updated 7th December 2023. 


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