About Owen Elias
For ten years Head Winemaker for Chapel Down and nearly 20 years experience at the highest level, Owen Elias is one of England’s top Winemakers. He has been in the unique position of having made wines for customers such as Waitrose, Marks and Spencers,British Airways, Sainsburys as well as wine for over 20 English Vineyards including Balfour(Hush Heath) ,Nutbourne and Meopham . (something like 3 million bottles) . He has been involved in the planting of over 150 acres of vineyard . Owen has been UKVA winemaker of the year four times and has won a host of trophies,International and National Awards.
In another life he studied Fine Art and film making at Chelsea Scool of Art. Later forming Discafrique Records,one time home of the sadly missed Bhundu Boys , Champion Doug Veitch , The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain(and other miscreants).
Married to a charming and tolerant wife with two delightful children,Owen has lived in the heart of English wines at Small Hythe,Kent for the last 15 years. Also home of Hector the Dog- ”second most famous person in English wine ”( Bob obviously being the most famous)