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Relaxed, friendly and family-run, CHAFOR is a multiple award-winning boutique wine estate
set in the heart of rural Buckinghamshire.

As a popular visitor attraction (located close to the prestigious F1 Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone), the winery with hand-built tasting room and mezzanine art gallery, benefits from ample car parking and also offers a self-guided nature trail with lake-side seating area, ideal for picnics and BBQs with all the family.

The vineyard is open to the public on selected days throughout the summer months and offers a full programme of guided tours and wine tasting events.

The backdrop of well-tended rows of vines makes CHAFOR Wine Estate an inspirational venue for private functions and corporate events with an authentic wood-fired pizza oven, giant paella, BBQ, bouncy castle, licenced bar and marquees available for private hire. Tim and his dedicated team pride themselves on creating truly personalised wine tastings and vineyard events.

A Wine for Every Occasion

  • Sumptuous Vintage Cuvée and Vintage Rosé (Parker Points accredited)
  • Crisp and food-friendly Bacchus
  • Rich, rounded and zesty Elegance (winemaker's selection)
  • Elegant and refined Rosé

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Locally Sourced

(A short film by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, featuring CHAFOR Wine Estate)

Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Producer of the Year Award 2015

(A short promotional film by Mascol Productions Ltd)

After stepping away from an immensely successful career in some of London’s most celebrated kitchens, Louis Myhill has returned home to ‘go-it-alone’ and rediscover his love for food as Chef Patron at Nelson Street in Buckingham and his passion for locally-sourced wine at nearby CHAFOR Wine Estate.

“Nelson Street has a strong local following - anyone I talk to in Buckingham raves about it. And has had its fair share of celebs in too, including food critic William Sitwell and a flurry of Silverstone F1 drivers” says Hero at Muddy Stilettos.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car … where every adventure begins (usually starring Brad & Dave!)

Tim Chafor turns movie star for the day, thanks to the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards.

The judge said: “Tim Chafor, has planted a vineyard from scratch, taught himself everything he knows and is the most dedicated producer I've met. He works 24/7 making sure that his grapes produce the best possible wine and it is delicious. He does this sustainably, sells mainly into his locality, hosts events for the locals and markets his product with provenance really well. He even has an alarm system on his phone which tells him if there is a frost approaching so he can go down to the vineyard at the dead of night and light 400 massive candles to warm the vines!”

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CHAFOR Wine Estate

Set in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside, the first vines were planted on the 23 acre estate in 2003 - on terroir that once formed part of the ancient Royal hunting forest of Bernwood.

With a world-class winemaking team to back his ambition Tim is successfully growing (to the highest quality standard Protected Designation of Origin) the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, alongside more delicate and aromatic varieties such as Madeleine Angevine and Bacchus - which is widely becoming recognised as England’s signature grape.

Located between the Bicester designer shopping village and Silverstone’s prestigious Grand Prix F1 circuit, this boutique English vineyard is ideally placed as a visitor attraction for guided tours by the wine grower and French style wine tastings from the cellar door. “Appointments are not always necessary” says Tim “… as I’m out in all weathers and leave my mobile number on a slate by the gate, so visitors are always welcome.”

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