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St George's Day tour and lunch at Chapel Down

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April 23, 2016

12:30 pm

Tenterden Vineyard, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG



SOLD OUT Join us for an intimate and exclusive Spectator trip to Chapel Down.

On your visit you will be accompanied by Chapel Down’s head winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire and The Spectator’s drinks editor Jonathan Ray.

Chapel Down is England’s leading wine producer offering a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with an award-winning range of Curious beer and cider produced using winemaking expertise.

12.15 Arrival at the Chapel Down winery

Located in the picturesque market town of Tenterden, the Chapel Down winery is nestled within 68-acre estates of countryside.

12.30 Guided tour of the Chapel Down vineyards and winery

A tour of the Chapel Down vineyards and winery where you will learn about the production of English wines, the winemaking philosophy of Chapel Down and the intricate traditional method process of sparkling wine production.

13.30 Chapel Down drinks reception with Chapel Down Blanc de Blancs 2011

A drinks reception at the Swan Wine Kitchen, a two AA Rosette and Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant, hosted by Chapel Down managing director, Mark Harvey.

14.00 St Georges Day Six Course Tasting Menu

A tasting menu for 14 guests in the private dining room overlooking the chef’s kitchen. Hosted by Chapel Down head winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, each course will be paired with a glass of a limited release Chapel Down wine.


The full address is: The Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden Vineyard, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG.

Overnight Accommodation (Optional Extra)

For those wishing to stay overnight, the luxury seven bedroom Victorian farmhouse situated on the National Trust estate of Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens is just a short drive from the Chapel Down Winery and run by Chapel Down CEO, Frazer Thompson and his wife Sue. Two night weekend packages start from £285.00 and includes breakfast and access to the National Trust gardens. For further information or to make a reservation, please visit www.sissinghurstcastlefarmhouse.com

For further information please call 0207 961 0243.

Tickets will not be sent out before the event. A receipt will be sent either via email or post and your name will be on the guest list.

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