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Harvest 2021

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Harvest 2021

It’s official, Harvest 2021 has begun! After a summer where we saw a variety of weather, the past few weeks of warmth and sunshine has helped with the final ripening of the fruit before harvest began on Monday. We have caught up with our Vineyard and Winemaking teams on how harvest is going and what we can expect from the resulting wines.Viticulture Update"We’ve waited a long time this year for a spell of weather that resembles summer, so the recent sunshine and warmer temperatures have been very welcome.On Monday, we officially began harvesting Bacchus at our Kit’s Coty vineyard and...

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Chapel Down Half Year Results | 2021

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Chapel Down Half Year Results 2021

Download a copy of the Half Year Results 2021 Chapel Down is pleased to announce significant progress in the results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2021.Key highlights:• Total Groupo The Company is now entirely focused on growth in the exciting English wine industry having exited the Beer and Cider business in April 2021.o After the period end in September 2021, Andrew Carter, previously MD of Chase Distillery and CCO of Treasury Wine Estates, joined as our new CEO.o Group revenues increased by 35% to £8.109m (H1 2020: £6.001m).o Adjusted EBITDA for the Group was a profit of £0.618m...

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The Chapel Down Guide to Wine & Cheese Pairing

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Classic Cheeseboard Case

Wine and cheese, is there a better match made in heaven? Whilst there may be no strict rules in creating mouth-watering combinations, as with food pairing some thought may be required to ensure that the cheese enhances, rather than overwhelms the wine. Read on to discover the Chapel Down team’s favourite English wine and cheese pairings for both classic cheeseboard stalwarts and sensational local cheeses.SHEEP'S MILK CHEESES  Who said cheese can only be paired with wine? Be creative and experiment with cocktail pairings!   For sheep’s milk cheeses such as Manchego or Pecorino, we recommend a heady cocktail of our Pinot Noir Gin with Brut NV to provide the...

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Introducing Andrew Carter, CEO of Chapel Down

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Andrew Carter & Frazer Thompson

With over 25 years in the global drinks industry, we are thrilled that Andrew will be joining Chapel Down Group plc as Chief Executive Officer. With extensive experience across wine, beer and spirits, Andrew has held senior leadership roles at some of the some of the world’s best known drinks companies, including Bacardi, Treasury Wine Estates and Bulmers across multiple international markets. He has worked on the international development of premium drinks brands, such as Penfolds, Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, Martini, Grey Goose, Strongbow & San Miguel. Most recently Andrew was Managing Director of Chase Distillery Limited for four years and...

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Meet the Team Behind the Wine | Jo Arkle, Assistant Winemaker

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Jo Arkle

Winemaking is hard work. And everyone, no matter how brilliant, starts at the bottom. Learning the craft at each vintage – and every vintage is different – so you never stop learning.There are some people in life who you meet who just give off energy and radiate competence. If they also have a strong dose of humility and a passion to learn and be part of a team, you know you have someone special.I have met many winemakers in my time. Most have energy, and most radiate competence (although some aren’t quite as good as they think!). Jo has both...

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