Chapel Down insures a lease on 338 hectares of vineyard, while the demand for English sparkling wine is increasing

Raising a glass: Beverage group Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

Beverage group Chapel Down insures lease on 338 hectares of vineyard land as the demand for English sparkling wine rises

City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail

Beverage group Kapel Down has acquired a long-term lease of 338 hectares of vineyard land, now the demand for English sparkling wine is rising.

The country – equal to the size of 256 football fields – borders the existing vineyards of Chapel Down on the northern hills. The deal creates the largest vineyard in England with the potential to produce one million bottles of sparkling wine annually.

Raising a glass: Beverage group Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

Raising a glass: Beverage group Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

The land at Boarley and Abbey Farm and Boxley will grow between 2019 and 2021, increasing the total acreage from where Chapel Down grows its grapes to more than 950 hectares.

Chief executive Frazer Thompson said: & # 39; This is more exciting news for Chapel Down … I believe this part of the North Downs offers the best terroir in England for sparkling varieties and successive excellent crops and the rave reviews for wines from our Kit & # 39; s Coty vineyard prove it.

& # 39; The sites will be planted in the coming years to enable us to grow our business to meet the growing demand for Chapel Down wines over the next 25 years. & # 39;

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