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Chapel Down launches limited edition collection with English Orange wine and Albariño

Published:  10 August, 2021

Chapel Down has launched a collection of limited edition wines, including the latest vintages of what the English winemaker claimed to be England’s first Orange wine and England’s first Albariño.  

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Chapel Down raises 90% of funding goal

Published:  28 June, 2021

Chapel Down has raised more than 90%, or £6.3m, of its funding goal in just over three weeks, with more than 3,600 investors joining it so far. 

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Balfour launches craft beer duo

Published:  01 April, 2021

Balfour Winery at Hush Heath Estate in Kent is launching two new craft beers – Jake’s Lager and Jake’s IPA, which will be distributed in the UK by Matthew Clark.  

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Kent picked as one of 10 top ‘Grape Escape Destinations'

Published:  17 March, 2021

International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) has pinpointed Kent as one of its ’10 Grape Escape Destinations' for 2021.

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Cheer from Chapel Down as sales hit one million bottles

Published:  25 November, 2020

Kent-based Chapel Down has hit a new high, with 2020 sales passing the one million bottle mark in October this year.

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Affordable tiers of English still wines ‘crucial’, says Oz Clarke

Published:  29 June, 2020

Affordable tiers of still whites and red blends will be essential in supporting the rise of English sparkling wines both at home and on export markets.

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Chapel Down says “very well placed” to weather the crisis but temporarily stops beer production

Published:  01 April, 2020

Chapel Down has said it believes it is “very well placed to weather the crisis and thrive in the aftermath”, but has temporarily closed its beer and cider arm, Curious Brewery.

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Gareth Bath joins Distill Ventures as European MD

Published:  23 January, 2020

Former Chapel Down and BrewDog MD Gareth Bath has joined independent drinks accelerator Distill Ventures as European MD.

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Majestic partners with Curious to launch beer aimed at Sauvignon Blanc drinkers

Published:  08 November, 2019

Majestic has partnered with Chapel Down's beer and cider arm Curious to launch a beer aimed squarely at Sauvignon Blanc drinkers.

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Chapel Down sees sales soar but profits hit by investment

Published:  01 October, 2019

Chapel Down, the English sparkling wine, spirit and beer producer has reported sales of 21% for the first half of the year alongside increased losses as it forges ahead with vineyard expansion and investment.

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Chapel Down reports strong sales growth

Published:  30 May, 2019

Chapel Down has announced a 10% increase in total annual sales to £13 million boosted by a record-breaking harvest.

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Chapel Down launches its first sparkling Bacchus

Published:  21 May, 2019

Chapel Down has released its first sparkling Bacchus version.

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Chapel Down creates England’s largest estate in Kent

Published:  29 April, 2019

Chapel Down has commenced planting at its 388 acre Boarley Farm site. Together with its Kit’s Coty and Boxley sites, Chapel Down will have a 620 acre estate of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier plantings to produce sparkling wine.

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Chapel Down adds three European reds

Published:  28 November, 2018

Chapel Down has added three European red wines to its portfolio as part of its Great Minds Drink Alike initiative.

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Low disease pressure and minimal intervention casts warm glow over UK wine industry

Published:  24 October, 2018

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Chapel Down appoints head of brewing for its Curious Brewery arm

Published:  16 October, 2018

Chapel Down has appointed Matthew Anderson of AB InBev to the newly created position of head of brewing & production.

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Chapel Down reveals new venture as it posts healthy half-year sales

Published:  27 September, 2018

Chapel Down is set to open a new experiential bar, restaurant and ginnery at King’s Cross, London.

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Curious signs up as first wine harvest sponsor

Published:  20 September, 2018

Curious Brewery, owned by English winemaker Chapel Down, has signed a deal to sponsor the wine harvest.

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Chapel Down signs lease for new site to become ‘largest vineyard’ in England

Published:  06 September, 2018

Chapel Down has today exchanged on an agreement to lease 388 acres of viticultural land – a move it claims will make it the biggest vineyard in England.

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Chapel Down’s brewery arm enters the on-trade with new brew

Published:  28 June, 2018

Curious Brewery, owned by English winemaker Chapel Down, has added a second edition to its Curiouser & Curiouser portfolio – the first of its brews that will be available in the on-trade.

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