Chapel Down Winery in Kent provides informative, fascinating tours and wine tasting experiences to visitors who range across the spectrum of Connoisseur to 'What do we have here, then?' beginners. If you'd like to see how both still and quality sparkling wines are produced, through a combination of traditional knowledge and skills and plenty of new-fangled, state of the art equipment, then abandoning yourself to the enthusiasm and passion of the Chapel Down team for an hour or two is a must. At different times of the year you will see the processes of picking, pressing, racking, blending, stabilising and filtering, coming to understand a little more about the refined and careful journey a Chapel Down grape makes from vine to bottle.
Chapel Down is set within the picturesque countryside of the South East of England, the growing conditions, geology and climate ideal for making high quality champagne-like sparkling wine and aromatic and complex still wines - just some of the reasons that vineyards in Kent are shouting world-wide about their produce. The vineyard is open daily from 10am until 5pm for visitors but it is definitely best to book if you intend to take part in a tour or tasting, as this is a popular destination. The tours and wine tasting at Chapel Down get rave reviews, not least because the staff are so helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable, managing to 'pitch' their communication to the needs of the groups that visit. For more information about tours and wine tasting telephone 01580 766111; postcode: TN30 7NG.
Camping Sites in Kent
Here you will find listings of campsites near Chapel Down Winery, placing you within easy reach of the delights on offer at this esteemed English vineyard. Use our 'Things to do' and 'Cycle Route' tab on each site's individual listing to help you plan your stay.