May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Dear Customers, At this time of year, the spontaneity of a visit to a pub garden or a meal out or a visit to a friend’s home for a barbecue is one of the joys of the improving weather and the liberties we have become so accustomed to enjoying.  And whilst Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp etc has helped maintain relationships and our sanity, we are all going to miss our freedoms dreadfully. Our hearts go out to all our friends in the hospitality industry. The light at the

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Navigating the Crisis | Mark Harvey on leading Chapel Down through COVID-19

This has been taken from Walpole. “There’s much to play for.” With all pubs, restaurants and hospitality venues closed for the foreseeable future, Mark Harvey – the Managing Director of English Wine producer Chapel Down – discusses the impact of these closures and the potential professional (and personal) post-lockdown consequences, in this, the latest in our new series of interviews on how leaders of Britain’s best-known luxury brands are steering their businesses through the pandemic. Graduating from Oxford University in 1998, Mark worked firstly in various marketing and commercial

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Chapel Down Cocktail Series

Chapel Down Garden of England Cocktail, Frazer Thompson  Buy our Chapel Down Garden of England Cocktail Pack, here. Chapel Down English 75 Cocktail, Mark Harvey  Buy our Chapel Down English 75 Cocktail Pack, here. Chapel Down Captain Tom Moore Cocktail, Frazer Thompson  Using our Chapel Down Chardonnay Vodka and Curious Apple cider. Chapel Down Taste of Kent Cocktail, Mark Harvey Buy our Chapel Down Taste of Kent Cocktail pack, here. Stay up to date with the latest Chapel Down news by signing up to our Newsletter here.

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Curious Brewery teams up with Kent Sensory Centre to provide hand sanitiser to Kent key workers

We have teamed up with the leading Fragrance and Flavour company, Givaudan, to provide hand sanitiser to key workers within the local community.  Our production team at the Curious Brewery came up with the initiative and, after initially producing our own small scale spirits-based sanitiser, teamed up with the local Givaudan site in Ashford to be able to deliver hand sanitiser en-masse to the wider Kent community. Between both of us, more than 1 tonne of hand sanitiser is now being distributed each week to

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Treat yourself to award-winning wine, beer and spirits

Dear Customer, I’m feeling unashamedly patriotic. I’m sure that like me, you were out clapping and hooting on Thursday at 8pm to thank all our essential service workers for their continuing resolve, their professionalism and their determination to carry on. And, like me, I’m sure you looked on with a tear in your eye as a 100 year old war veteran raised £21m with enormous dignity, grace and charm by just showing us all that there is a magnificent beating heart to this old country

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Dear Customers, Thank you for your amazing support. We are working as fast as we can to get your orders out to you – we really have been inundated with orders and heart-felt good wishes. We are currently asking customers to allow up to 14 days for delivery whilst we are training new staff to cope with the demand. Thanks for being so understanding and for your lovely messages. It means a lot to a fantastic hard-working group of people doing their utmost to safely get you your wine and beer. We

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COVID-19 Update

Today provides an update in light of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time of significant change. We are England’s strongest wine brand with a leading position in the UK grocery / off-trade, and rapidly growing on-line sales. With strong assets, good management and a healthy cash position, we believe we are very well placed to weather the crisis and thrive in the aftermath. Our management team and Board have been focussed on delivering swift responses to a number of recent government

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A Message to our Loyal Customers

Dear Customers, It has been a challenging past week for the whole of the country; for companies, for families and for individuals. At Chapel Down, our business has had to adapt quickly to the restrictions being imposed. We have unfortunately had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close our Chapel Down Winery and Curious Brewery to the public, including our restaurant, bar, shops as well as postpone all guided tours and tastings. Ensuring the safety of our staff, customers and the wider public is