Chapel Down

Chapel Down, Tenterden: Hours, Address, Chapel Down Reviews: 4.5/5

Chapel Down
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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Chapel Down is England’s leading wine producer and one of the UK’s most exciting drinks companies. Produced in Kent, Chapel Down offers a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with an award-winning range of Curious beer and cider. Located in Tenterden, in the heart of the Kent countryside, the Chapel Down winery is open to the public throughout the year. Chapel Down offers guided tours of the winery and vineyards, together with tutored tastings and gift experiences. The winery boasts excellent visitor facilities, including an impressive restaurant and shop stocking local produce. Chapel Down offer a variety of experiences, from Guided Tours and Tutored Wine Tastings to Gift Experiences and the opportunity to Lease a Vine. Visitors are also welcome to explore the grounds, the beautiful herb garden and complimentary vineyard walks.
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Gregg Allen
Leighton Buzzard, UK3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Fantastic wine and cheese tasting hosted by Russell. Great location. Very insightful. Great tour around the vines and wine processing areas. Some fantastic wines. Thank you Russell, I’ve learnt a lot.
Written 22 May 2022
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lisajstaples
Brighton, UK48 contributions
May 2022
My husband and I were bought a vineyard tour as a Christmas present so it was great to finally go! Our tour guide was Russell, and he made the tour interesting but also fun. He is very knowledgeable and explained the different types of vines we were seeing along with the history of Chapel Down and the whole process from vine to glass. The wine tasting itself was great fun and again very informative and we bought a large selection of wines in the shop afterwards following Russell's recommendations! Chapel Down is a beautiful and every member of staff was helpful and friendly. Ask for Russell as your guide!!!
Written 20 May 2022
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AYH1986
Tongham, UK22 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
My boyfriend surprised me with a trip here for my birthday as I am a big fan of Chapel Down wines. We went on the tour and then had tasting which was fantastic. Sarah, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour itself lasted around an hour and gave high level information about Chapel Down, winemaking and the general British wine making industry. It was inside and outside as a working vineyard there are people working at the same time. Then we went inside for the wine tasting experience which lasts around an hour where you learn about wine tasting and try 6 wines (3 sparkling and 3 non). I even found I liked the Kits Coty.Chardonnay which I never would have tried otherwise as I usually don’t like Chardonnay. There were 10 of us in the group which was a nice number as felt quite intimate. Then after this we spent around half hour in the shop including some time at the tasting bar served by Ben. Again he was very knowledgeable about the products. All of the staff were super friendly! In total wee we’re there around 2 1/2 hours but easily could have stayed longer and had another drink enjoying the grounds or even had a meal at their restaurant, The Swan. This is great value for money and if you like win then I would recommend a visit.
Written 13 May 2022
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Victoria H
3 contributions
Apr 2022
We did a wine tour on Saturday and it was great. The weather was glorious which added to the whole experience. Our tour guide Russell was brilliant. Full of interesting facts and funny as well. We would really recommend this tour. We were a party of four to celebrate by dad's birthday.
Written 3 May 2022
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Darren
Iwade, UK1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
After waiting weeks for our eagerly anticipated vinyard tour, the day arrived, only for it to be absolutely chucking it down with rain ! Making our way there in a taxi (highly recommended) we were greeted by our tour guide, Ben , and no one else. A private tour - in the rain !
Conditions meant Ben had to improvise and all we can say is what a fabulous job he did. An obviously very passionate , knowledgable young man who clearly loved his job.
We had an amazing , fun time going through the various wines on offer to taste after an extremely informative tour detailing the processing of wine both historically and on site.
Finished off with an amazing lunch at the on site restaurant - we can honestly say what could have been a disappointing day, ended up being an amazing experience that we will never forget .
Written 2 May 2022
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Linda E
Newton, IA1 contribution
Apr 2022
We visited Chapel Down last week and had a wonderful trip. When our tour guide said we'd be there 4.5 hours I thought, "What are we doing here for that amount of time?". We spent every one of those minutes enjoying the winery: the walks through their fields, a tour through their herb garden, and a wonderful lunch preceeded by a 1.5 hour explanation and wine tating extravaganza.
Written 28 April 2022
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don b
Orpington, UK18 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Great tour of the vineyard, our guide Russell was brilliant- very informative but information was delivered in a light hearted, jovial manner. The wines we tasted were superb, would thoroughly recommend the Chapel Down tour and tasting to anyone (over 18 😊)
Written 24 April 2022
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Phledwa66
West Malling, UK17 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Great tour guide, Liam, gave us the history of the wine, the vines and the tour of the winery with an educational (and fun) wine tasting afterwards. With lunch following, (and wine! to match the courses) this was a great day and we’ll recommended. The food at the Swan was amazing.
Written 24 April 2022
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Ian M
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Brilliant vineyard tour - nice clear explanation of the processes for making Chapel Down sparky and still wines. Interesting and entertaining guide, Russell. And an unexpectedly generous tasting of six delicious wines!
Written 23 April 2022
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joanna day
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Henry was our guide, he was so knowledgeable and we absolutely loved the tour. I have been on tasting tours before but nothing like this, we loved the detail and Henry’s passion and enthusiasm and learnt so much.
Thanks for a great afternoon, highly recommended!
Written 22 April 2022
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