Chapel Down Vineyard

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    Wines produced
    Vine types

  • Auxerrois
  • Pinot Noir
  • Bacchus
  • Rondo
  • Dornfelder


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    Wine maker Owen Elias,

Planted in 1977 by Stephen Skelton , this vineyard has changed hands several times. Plagued by wild boars at one stage in the early 1990s it Lies at 60' a.s.l. on sandy loam on the road from Tenterden to Rye. Nearby attractions include the East Sussex steam railway. Tenterden is now home to Chapel Down Wines, major UKVA trophy winners and the largest commercial producer of English wine. Many grapes are bought in to supplement the 25 acre Tenterden vineyard. The company also own the famous Lamberhurst Vineyard and run both as Vineyard Theme centres.
In the hands of Owen Elias and his team, this is now one of the top wine makers in Britain, with both UK and continental medals to their name.

Food and Wine

Drunken PartridgeRoast PorkPeaches in Pinot NoirAlmond and cranberry flan
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