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Enjoy a glass of Chapel Down at the Boat Races on Sunday 2nd April!

Enjoy a glass of Chapel Down at this year’s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on Sunday 2nd April.  As the official sparkling wine to the Boat Races, our wines will be enjoyed by the victorious crew on the winner’s podium and will also be served to members of the public at the Chapel Down bar at the start line in Putney. Located at the Dulwich Boathouse on Putney Embankment, the Chapel Down bar will be open from midday and will serve a selection of our award-winning

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Chapel Down launches in France with a sparkling event at Paris Fashion Week

We were delighted to mark the launch of our award-winning wines in France with a sparkling event at Paris Fashion Week last night. We partnered with Ralph and Russo, cutting-edge British haute-couture fashion brand, at the opening night of Paris Fashion week on the Place Vendôme. Guests enjoyed glasses of Chapel Down as they celebrated this key moment in the year of high fashion. Global superstar Nelly provided the entertainment. We are proud to announce a partnership in France with luxury wine distributor, Perles Du Monde. Led


Chapel Down becomes Official Partner to The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race

We are delighted to become an Official Partner to The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race for the next four years. We have replaced Bollinger Champagne as an Official Partner and our sparkling wine will be enjoyed by the victorious crew at the Mortlake finish line of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Frazer Thompson, CEO at Chapel Down, commented: “We are thrilled to be partnering The Boat Race, an iconic moment in the British sporting calendar. This great rivalry inspires mutual respect but an iron


Chapel Down Vine Lease featured in The Telegraph’s Top 10 Gift Experiences

Gift Guide: Top 10 Experiences The Daily Telegraph, 10 December 2016 “For the person who has already has everything, why not give the gift of a unique experience that will create an ever-lasting memory? If they yearn to own their own winery, leasing them a vine at the Chapel Down vineyard in Kent isn’t a bad place to start. They’ll be invited to take part in the harvest and be sent a case of personalised bottles.” For further information, visit our Lease a Vine page.


2016 Harvest Update

We are pleased to report a successful harvest with the highest quality fruit for still and sparkling wines that we have ever received to date. Yields were slightly lower than expectations, although we still collected our third largest harvest. It follows on from an excellent 2015 and outstanding 2014. This augurs well for more higher quality higher value wines and will aid the development of our brand. A more challenging flowering period following on from a frost free Spring left a lower potential crop, but a


Curious Drinks exchanges contracts on a 1.8 acre site for new brewery

We are delighted to announce that we have exchanged contracts on a 1.6 acre site in Ashford town centre for the development of a brewery for our fast-growing beer and cider business, Curious Drinks. Planning submissions have now been made for a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor attraction in the heart of Ashford in Kent.  Situated next to Ashford International railway station, the brewery site is just 38 minutes from London Kings Cross and less than two hours from Paris city centre.  We have appointed RIBA


Chapel Down sales sparkle in half year announcement 2016

Chapel Down Group PLC is pleased to announce the Company’s Interim Results for the six month period ended 30 June 2016. KEY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: • Year on year sales up 26% to £4.093m (H1 2015: £3.249m)* • Chapel Down Wine sales up 14% to £2.585m (H1 2015: £2.275m) • Curious Drinks Ltd Beer and Cider sales are up 55% to £1.508m (H1 2015: £0.974m) • Wine Gross Profit up 18% at £1.026m (H1 2015: £0.869m) • Beer and Cider Gross Profit up 55% at £0.473m


Chapel Down launches in the United States

We are delighted to announce an exciting new chapter of growth, having today launched in the United States. We have partnered with luxury wine and spirit company, ABCK Corp, and will host a launch party at the residence of New York British Consulate General, Antonia Romeo, on the 11th October.  The event, hosted by our CEO Frazer Thompson, will be attended by leading trade and press. ABCK Corp has been selected as our long-term partner on the strength of its experience and success across the luxury wines and