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Winemaking

A world-class range of sparkling and still wines from England’s leading wine producer

We 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 including England’s first Orange Bacchus and England’s first single varietal Albariño. Our aim is always to surprise and delight our customers.

Winemaking Philosophy
WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

Great wine is all about balance. Decisions taken to achieve this start in the vineyard but continue throughout the winemaking process. Our ability to source grape varieties from different terroirs enables us to produce a broad range of wine styles whilst also dedicating the very best plots to single vineyard projects, such as the Kit's Coty collection.


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Meet Our Winemaker
MEET OUR WINEMAKER

“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 Chardonnay. Balance is at the heart of every good wine and my aim, in the vineyard and the winery, is to strive for perfect balance.”


Josh Donaghay-Spire
Head Winemaker
OUR SPARKLING WINES

Our sparkling wines are produced using the intricate Traditional Method, the same method as Champagne, where the bubbles occur naturally within the bottle. We produce a variety of styles from the youthful and vibrant Brut NV, to the more mature and complex Three Graces which is aged for four years before release. Honing what are becoming classic English wine styles is very important but we also seek to continually improve and develop styles.

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OUR STILL WINES

Our still wines are typified by aromatic delicacy and vibrancy of fruit from crisp, clean white wines to delicate rosés and elegant light red wines. England is becomingly increasingly known for its Bacchus white wines, which are considered England’s answer to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. We produce five different expressions of Bacchus ranging from crisp and vegetal to rich and tropical. We are continually experimenting with new varieties and winemaking styles, such as our late harvest Nectar and England’s first Albariño.

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Accolades
Shortlisted for ‘English Wine Producer of the Year'

International Wine & Spirits Competitions 2016

Best UK White Wine over £15

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

GOLD AWARD

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016

GOLD AWARD

International Wine Challenge 2015

GOLD AWARD

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

GOLD AWARD

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

Delivery

We can deliver to Mainland UK as standard, orders to be delivered to the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands cannot be processed currently.
See our Delivery page

Buying Online

Use the link at the top of the screen to Register for an online Account or make a purchase using our Guest Checkout should you prefer. Payment can be made using a credit or debit card via Sage Pay, Amazon Pay or PayPal in our secure checkout.

shareholders

If you are a shareholder in Chapel Down or Curious Drinks and would like to make a purchase please see our Investor Page for details of how to register for a shareholder account and place an order. Alternatively please call our Sales Office 01580 763033.

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