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Chapel Down has been selected to become a member of Walpole, the world-renowned elite group of Britain’s finest 170 luxury brands.  The invitation to become a member is testament to Chapel Down’s reputation as a pioneer of world-class English wine while also demonstrates the heightened national and international interest in English wine. Membership to the exclusive Walpole group is by invitation only and Chapel Down will feature alongside iconic British brands such as Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Asprey and the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. With a mission to promote, recognise and maintain the highest standards of British commerce and industry, Walpole also seeks to enhance Britain’s global reputation as a vibrant and dynamic commercial and cultural nation.

Frazer Thompson, Chapel Down CEO, stated, “We are truly humbled to have been invited to join the Walpole group of luxury British brands and to sit alongside some of Britain’s, and indeed the world’s, finest brands. We are incredibly proud of our provenance and look forward to working with other likeminded brands to further strengthen Britain’s reputation on an international stage.”

Michelle Emmerson, CEO of Walpole, added “We are delighted to welcome Chapel Down as a member of Walpole. Part of an exclusive group of pioneering English winemakers, Chapel Down is committed to using the highest-quality ingredients and production methods - which both respect tradition and strive to innovate - and is something we are excited to see, and taste, more of.”

Walpole was formed in 1990 by top tier companies as a community for the exchange of best practice ideas to drive business development in both the UK and export markets.  For full details, please visit the Walpole website.