Chapel Down
Chapel Down
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We're on a mission to change the way the world thinks about English wines. At our home in the Garden of England, our skilled winemakers, with unrivalled understanding of terroir, are inspired by contemporary winemaking techniques to bring you award-winning sparkling and still wines. Elegant, balanced, and rich with fruit character, we invite you to raise a glass of England’s finest. We welcome members of the public to join us at our winery estate in Tenterden, Kent, for guided tours and experiences with our team of passionate wine experts. Learn the process of winemaking from grape to glass, enjoy a guided tour around our vineyards, or treat yourself to a delicious meal at our onsite restaurant.
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  • KenGee380
    London, United Kingdom62 contributions
    Very enjoyable…..
    The short tour of two fields and the area where grapes are crushed and fermented plus tasting of six wines was made all the more enjoyable by Russell’s informative commentary. Lunch was also really enjoyable. Well worth a visit……..and our purchases will prolong the memory!
    Hello, thank you for your great review for our Deluxe Wine Tasting Experience. We are so pleased to read that you had a positive experience with us. We hope to welcome you again soon. Many thanks.
    Written 28 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 February 2023
  • Berry527
    Suffolk, United Kingdom201 contributions
    Fantastic facilities and variety
    Welcoming staff, huge variety. Yet to try the goods! Wd bought a gin a vodka, sparkling white and a dry white wine. Dogs welcome outside around the site but not in the shop or restaurant parts.
    Hello, thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you again soon. Many thanks.
    Written 28 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Desdol
    England, United Kingdom106 contributions
    Lovely place, well worth a visit.
    Easy to find and lots of parking available. Went to the shop only and did not do a tour. The shop is nicely laid out with offers clearly advertised. Glad to see you do actually get it cheaper on site than if buying it elsewhere. There is a selection of wines, a deli bar area and a tasting area as well as the tills. There also seems to be private tasting area room. Helpful and friendly staff. Queues were efficiently managed despite some individuals asking questions at the till rather than having asked them at the tasting area beforehand. We had some coffees rather than wine which you can have and went to sit in the lovely gardens. Shade or sun, plenty of tables for each. Very peaceful. The wine is superb. Lovely to drink, and very reasonably priced. Go and get some ! You won't be disappointed.
    Hello, thank you for your great review. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Many thanks
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Mrs721v
    187 contributions
    Good value
    I was gifted the afternoon tea and wine tasting tour experience for two. The whole experience was really enjoyable and good value for money. The afternoon tea was plentiful although the cakes a little basic. Only regular tea served. A nice afternoon on a sunny day in the vineyard.
    Hello, thank you for your great review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
    Written 2 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Fearless642765
    103 contributions
    great present from the grandchildren
    Like many on our tour, this is obviously a popular gift experience, Martin a great informative guy. A lot to learn about assessing wines , have been to wine tastings before but the structure of this was excellent. The wines are good. Obviously the exit through the shop is a merchandising experience!!, quite pricey its good to see a UK endeavor actually succeeding. With the accommodation close by it was a very enjoyable experience.
    Hello, thank you for your great review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
    Written 2 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • 49sunshine
    Cardiff, United Kingdom249 contributions
    A splendid visit
    A very informative tour, full of interest and topped off by being able to taste these splendid British wines. It would have been made more enjoyable if concessions had been made for the age of our group, many over 70 who found standing for long periods difficult. Maybe a seated talk at the start followed by the tour or even a few seats made available around the venue would have been appreciated
    Hello, thank you for your great review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for your recommendation regarding seating.
    Written 2 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 September 2023
  • towella69
    Nerja, Spain176 contributions
    Dry wines - on the pricey side
    Interesting tour around the vineyard. Some interesting facts about how a still wine becomes sparkling. Very informative staff. Tasting = 5 wines. All very nice but a little too dry for my taste. Cheapest wine starts at £16 the best on offer equal to a champagne was £42. Good way to pass a couple of hours
    Hello, thank you for your review. We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
    Written 14 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • marg k
    Liverpool, United Kingdom504 contributions
    Largest sparkling wine producer in England
    Visited as part of a wine tour with a party of friends. Good tour of the vineyard although it seemed a little rushed compared to other vineyards we visited. Guide gave lots of information about the processes for wine making although we were unable to view the processes as harvest was underway. We were taken to part of the vineyard which had already been picked so this wasn't particularly useful. the tutored wine tasting was excellent and we had the opportunity to taste some top quality sparkling wines produced by the company. Sadly the guide just referred to the notes from the winemaker rather than his own knowledge which we had experienced at another vineyard. Wines were very expensive but would be ideal for a special occasion.
    Hello, thank you for your review. We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable experience with us! Our winery and vineyards are a working site and we thank guests for their understanding of this. We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for your feedback.
    Written 14 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 October 2023
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Carolyn M
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Excellent tour and wine tasting with Russell. He was informative, had some fascinating facts and was very amusing. The wine was delightful as well. A very enjoyable morning.
Written 27 November 2023
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Char
London, UK26 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour and tasting with Andrew, who was both informative and entertaining. Would absolutely recommend. He took us through the different wines on an engaging and memorable way. We also had lunch at the Swan afterwards which was excellent. Completely delicious.
Written 26 November 2023
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Sagar V
Courchevel, France15 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Informative and funny tour with generous tasting at the end. Highly recommend if you’re in the area and probably the better vineyard in the region.
Written 26 November 2023
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Dean R
Yateley, UK45 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We did the wine tour & tasting with Freddie. He was tremendous and made the day for us! The knowledge & passion for the winery with an overall ability to keep a group of people engaged is a special talent. I recommend it as a great day out for couples who either like or who are interested in wine (or both); it was a superb afternoon!
Written 12 November 2023
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Hello, thank you for your great 5/5 review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
Written 14 November 2023
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Cleo
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Brilliant vineyard tour and tasting led by Russell. Some great insight into the history of the grapes, the vineyard and wine making in England.
Followed by an excellent lunch at the Swan!
Written 3 November 2023
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Hello, thank you for your great 5/5 review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
Written 14 November 2023
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Jane R
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We went to the Harvest Dinner which was a four course dinner with wines. My friend is a Pescatarian and I let them know this well in advance. On the night they seem flustered when I confirmed this on arrival which became evident why, when during the dinner they served her a grim fennel salad as her main! The champagne reception was lovely, the serving staff too were lovely. We had a wine ambassador who never came to our table as he could see we didn't have empty wine glasses!
The first two wines we were not keen on but that was because they were oaky and that is our personal preference, but they served an orange wine to go with the lamb! Disgusting! Smelt like cough medicine and when I checked on my wine app it only rated a three out of five with comments more derogatory than mine! I felt they were trying to get rid of the wine at this dinner! Many people at the event left this wine, for good reason.
At £125 per head is was a disappointment to say the very least
Written 2 November 2023
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Hello, thank you for taking the time to write this review. Sorry to hear that there were elements of the Harvest Dinner experience that you didn't enjoy. If you wish to take this further, please email the Customer Experience Manager and this will be investigated further. Thank you. Email - retail@chapeldown.com
Written 14 November 2023
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Charlie P
Haywards Heath, UK288 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A really great tour; informative, funny, and delicious! Russell was a great tour guide and we learnt loads in a fun way. The tastings were a great mix with clear distinctions which we were shown how to discern those differences, and to find what we liked!
Written 30 October 2023
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Hello, thank you for your great 5/5 review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
Written 14 November 2023
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Caroline R
15 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent tour with Andrew. Informative and entertaining. Excellent selection of wines to taste as well. Highly recommended!
Written 29 October 2023
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Hello, thank you for your great 5/5 review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
Written 14 November 2023
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Deborah O
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Business
Great day. Food was delicious and the tour was really interesting. Andrew made the whole experience fun and engaging. Excellent corporate day out but good for a social event too
Written 26 October 2023
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Hello, thank you for your great 5/5 review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
Written 14 November 2023
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Discover731649
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
A perfect day. We did the cheese and wine tasting tour. Our guide Martin was knowledgeable, passionate about Chapel down and very friendly. We were a small group that interacted very well. Would certainly recommend and return to chapel down. Thank you Martin for making it so enjoyable
Written 24 October 2023
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Hello, thank you for your great 5/5 review. We are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you for recommending!
Written 14 November 2023
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