ChapelDown Vineyard

Guided Tours

Chapel Down Guided Tours
Chapel Down Winery Guided Tours of the Vineyard and Winery run daily from April to October and last for approximately an hour and a quarter. We usually have 3 tours available each day except Mondays when we usually offer 1 guided tour at 11.30am. Please call us on 01580 766111 to confirm availability well in advance of your visit, as tour times are subject to change and do get booked up. We'd hate for you to travel and be disappointed.

During the tour your experienced guide will explain about the history of English Wine, the methods we use in the vineyards and the reasons for the grapes we choose to grow. The tour continues in the Winery where you will learn about the processes behind the production of our Award-winning still and sparkling wines.

To complete the experience, all tours include a tasting of a selection of our award winning-wines. (Apple Juice is offered to children under 18 and drivers). Although visitors are invited to wander around our vineyards, grounds and herb garden unaccompanied, access to the Chapel Down Winery is strictly for those accompanied on the Guided Tour ONLY.

Adults £10.00
Senior Citizens / Students £9.00
Children 12-17 years £2.00
Under 12's Free

Our tours are often oversubcribed we will therefore ask you for a 50% deposit for bookings of 4 people or more.

Gift vouchers for Guided Tours are available to purchase by calling us on tel: 01580 766111 or email Lucy on

If you would like to combine a Guided Tour with lunch in our restaurant and make a day of it at Chapel Down our Gift Experience packages are the ideal option and also make a fantastic gift, see our Gift Experience page for more details.

Customer Comment
A huge thank you to everyone at Chapel Down (and The Swan) for your hospitality. We were impresed and delighted. Special thnaks to David, our guide and tutor, who was entertainig, informative and very kind to my father-in-law with his wheelchair and special needs. Cheers all, you deserve every success.

Mr Borges, The Wine Centre May 2014 

Chapel Down Group Tours 2013
We welcome group tours all year round (min 15 people), but ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. Group rates start at £7.00 per person and we are able to arrange joint itineraries with other local attractions including Smallhythe Place (NT), The Kent and East Sussex Railway, Godinton House and Gardens and Great Dixter House and Gardens. The itinerary will be the same as for the individual guided tours described above.

For more information on our range of Group Tours and Joint Itineraries please download our group tours information and booking form , call us on tel: 01580 766111 or email Lucy at

See our Corporates and Groups Page for more details

Customer Comments

"Just  a note to say how much we enjoyed our visit to  the Winery, and a special thanks to David for his excellent and informative tour. He certainly knows his stuff and we are now enjoying your 2012 Pinot  Noir red. Tried a blind tasting on some French friends who did not believe it was English

All the best and we will pass the word" Martin Day March 2014

For information on tour options, costs and availability, or to book please call the Chapel Down Winery on 01580 766111 or email


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