Based in Tenterden in Kent, the Chapel Down winery boasts some of the best winemaking facilities in England. We are expanding capacity all the time, and have the capacity to produce 1 million bottles of still and sparkling wines. Although we are fortunate enough to have excellent facilities, you can’t make great wine without great fruit, our focus is on quality fruit and talented people.
We continually strive to push the boundaries of English wine production through innovative ways of thinking, whether that be through blending new and traditional winemaking techniques or creating different styles of wine, our main aim is always to surprise and delight our customers.
Meet the Winemaker
“I feel very fortunate to be a winemaker in England. The industry here is still in its infancy compared to other more established regions and so with every vintage we discover more about our terroir. As a winemaker, it is key to understand the vineyards and the chemistry of the fruit and wines. This allows us to maximise the potential quality of our vineyards and the quality of our wines.
Freshness and vibrancy are key features which I look for in wines and English fruit really delivers on this, whether it be unique aromatic white wines, classic fizz, or a twist on a rich Chablis-esque oak aged Chardonnay. Balance is at the heart of every good wine and my aim, in the vineyard and the winery, is to strive for the perfect balance.”
Josh Donaghay-Spire, Chapel Down Winemaker
Visit The Winery
The Chapel Down Winery is open to the public all year round from 10.00am until 5.00pm with guided tours offered from April until November. For further information, please visit Guided Tours or find out more about our Visitor Facilities.