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Home of England’s leading wine producer, offering a diverse range of premium experiences that will surprise and delight the senses

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Chapel Down is England’s leading winemaker with a desire to change the way the World thinks about English wine forever by making the coolest, cool climate wines on the planet accessible and contemporary.

Based in the picturesque market town of Tenterden, we source fruit from over 700 acres of our own vineyards across the South East of England to produce traditional method sparkling wines, crisp, aromatic white wines and delicate rosés.

about us

The Chapel Down winery, based in the picturesque market town of Tenterden in Kent, is open to the public and welcomes visitors throughout the year. We offer guided tours of the vineyards and winery together with tutored wine tastings plus a range of experiences for food and wine lovers. The winery boasts excellent visitor facilities, including a two AA Rosette and Michelin Bib Gourmet restaurant ‘The Swan’ and our shop stocking high-quality English produce. Visitors are also welcome to explore the grounds, the beautiful herb garden and vineyard walks.

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VIEW OUR GALLERY

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Chapel Down is England's leading winemaker and one of the UK's most exciting drinks companies selling over 1 million bottles of English wine in 2020 alone. We produce a world-class range of sparkling and still wines and more recently launched a range of premium spirits made by winemakers. Our sparkling wines are some of the best in World, consistently winning international acclaim. We are proud to supply British icons in some of England’s finest hotels and restaurants, you can enjoy our drinks at great institutions such as The Royal Opera House, The Donmar Warehouse, The London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican and the Turner Contemporary all of which we support. We are an official supplier to No 10 Downing Street and the official sparkling wine of the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Races.

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ENJOY MODERN BRITISH CUISINE IN OUR MICHELIN BIB GOURMAND RESTAURANT
LEARN ABOUT WINE MAKING 
RELAXING WALKS THROUGH OUR VINEYARD AND HERB GARDEN
A LUXURY EXPERIENCE AND A WARM WELCOME
CELLAR DOOR EXCLUSIVES AT THE WINERY STORE

our wine garden tour

'The Chapel Down Guided Tour'
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Join us for a visit to the Chapel Down vineyards and winery where your experienced guide will take you on a journey from grape to glass, followed by a tutored tasting of our award-winning range of sparkling and still wines.

Each tour takes approximately 1hr 45mins, £25 per person.

our wines

We strive to push boundaries in our winemaking and innovate wherever possible, our core range includes still single varieties including Bacchus and Chardonnay and our flagship Brut NV. Our multi-award winning Kit’s Coty range of premium wines is produced from one of the finest vineyard sites in England. At the Winery you will find our full range of wines including small batch cellar door exclusives. 

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meet the wine makers

How did you get started out in the industry?


A passion for wine started when working in restaurants and led to completing a degree at Plumpton College. Then a few vintages in some lovely parts of the world before coming back to the county of my birth to make wine in the most exciting emerging wine region.

JOSH DONAGHAY-SPIRE

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