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Chapel Down

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Address: Small Hythe, Tenterden, England
Phone Number: 01580 763033
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Informative tour and generous tasting

November in England isn't known for tourism. But we had a free weekend so headed to Chapel Down to stock up on their great wine ahead of Christmas. Having been on wine tours in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

November in England isn't known for tourism. But we had a free weekend so headed to Chapel Down to stock up on their great wine ahead of Christmas. Having been on wine tours in France and Italy, it was a novelty to visit an English vineyard. But it's an impressive setup and the end result is superb. The production line... More 

1 Thank saxonite
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Enjoyed our visit, tasted some great wines and bought as a treat for Christmas. Need to book well in advance (two months at the weekend apparently!) for the tours so not that flexible for tourists but still possible to have an interesting and enjoyable visit without the tour.

Thank Val T
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

For our 50th wedding anniversary, our friends bought us a gift of a "Chapel Down Deluxe Experience". This involved a visit to Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden, Kent to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, accompanied by fine wine produced by the Winery. Then a guided tour of the Winery and a series of wine tasting of products produced at the Winery.... More 

1 Thank Cotehele
Kent, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were having a special family day out at this attraction where we had a short tour around parts of the vine plantation where you were given an insight into growing vines for grapes to produce wine. Then it was on to the presses and bottling process where you learned what is done with the grapes and on to the... More 

Thank yankeemike4
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great wine tour, the first hour was going to the vines and in the winery to see the machinery. It was so informative, we learnt a lot about the whole process, without feeling overloaded with information. The tasting was also great, very generous amounts of wine to taste, I'd definitely recommend taking a taxi so you can enjoy it! The... More 

1 Thank Hayley44
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a group visit to Chapel Down for a tour and tasting and we had a ball! Very interesting and informative tour and lots of tasting afterwards. The wine kept flowing and we didn't feel under pressure to hurry or to buy anything. We did buy but couldn't take the wine with us so Chapel Down offered to ship... More 

Thank jagdriver2015
Nutley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fantastic tour and tasting with James leading the group. Very informative tour and lovely wines, in a beautiful setting, all helped by the amazing weather we are having currently. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a tipple.

Thank Therealmagimoo
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106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Our party of 14 was conducted round the vineyard by a very knowledgeable and engaging guide who made the hour long tour most enjoyable. This was followed by a tasting session when 8 different wines, including 2 of "fizz", were offered us together with helpful advice on the characteristics of each one. After that we were given a splendid afternoon... More 

Thank Gommers
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We arrived early for out tour and enjoyed stroll around the garden. Lunch was a fantastic meal served in the restaurant. 3 choices for each course. Served with a glass of wine. Our tour was with Freddie. What a great and knowledgeable young man. He delivered the tour with wit and knowledge. He was also able to cope with 'difficult'... More 

Thank Bev M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We booked a wine tour and arrived 10 minutes early, there were about 10-12 people on our tour. The tour was ok but our guide was a bit boring and didn't seem to be bothered. She couldn't answer some of the questions put to her. The wine tasting was good but we would have liked a bit more detail about... More 

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