- Date: Saturdays & Sundays in summer
- Pricing: £90 for two people
- Timing: Arrive any time from 12.00 to 13.30
This spring and summer, the simple combination of fresh air and fresh food is a luxury to be savoured. We look forward to welcoming you to the estate for a Gusbourne picnic.
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You are warmly welcome to our home in Appledore, Kent for a picnic. Our specially created picnic place at the top of our Boot Hill vineyard is ready and waiting – imagine the views across our Pinot Noir vines, over the lush wetlands of Romney Marsh and towards nearby Camber and Dungeness as you sit down to lunch in the open air…
Make it inclusive
Bring the dog, bring your friends. Or just your one favourite other. You can also buy a picnic gift card, bookable by recipients for a date that suits them.
Inside your picnic you’ll find the best of Kent and Sussex produce, such as artisan cheese and charcuterie, local fruit and homemade bread, accompanied by a bottle of Gusbourne Brut Reserve (usually £45 per bottle).
Please note, it is not possible for guests to bring their own food and wine onto the estate.
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Our biodiverse vineyards are full of birdsong and the gentle rustle of leaves. Take a well-deserved device break and immerse your senses in nature. Our vineyard team have even turned their talents to handcrafting beautiful bespoke picnic tables that look and feel right at home in our spectacular setting.
Dress for the occasion
We’re blessed with some of the country’s sunniest spring and summer days, so check the weather and dress accordingly. Sunblock’s always a good idea. A hat if you prefer. And comfortable shoes are a must, especially if you’ve also booked a Vineyard Tour before or after your picnic.
Make a foodie day of it
There’s so much to explore in this historically rich county, including our pretty home village of Appledore. We’re also surrounded, here and in neighbouring Sussex, by excellent producers and suppliers of artisanal cheeses, meats and charcuterie, seafood, bread, beer, cider, honey, berries and local specialities such as cobnuts. We guarantee your picnic won’t leave you hungry, but it may stoke your appetite for bringing a taste of the Garden of England home with you.
Make it even more memorable
We invite guests to explore all the things that make Gusbourne so special, and to learn more about our approach to growing our grapes and making our wines. Soak up the essence of Gusbourne on a guided tour with one of our experts. And just ask us at The Nest if you'd like to upgrade your wine or add more bottles to your picnic. You can also purchase bottles from our cellar door to take home with you.
Gusbourne picnics (charcuterie, vegetarian or vegan) are £90 for two people, and include a bottle of Gusbourne Brut Reserve. Arrive at your leisure between 12.00 and 13.30 on your booked date.
Good to know
You may transfer your picnic to a new date up to one week prior to your booking, subject to availability. All picnics must be booked in advance and are not available for drop-in guests.
CHEF SERIES: The Hand & Flowers x Gusbourne
Following the huge success of last year's collaboration, we are delighted to invite back to our estate Tom Kerridge's two Michelin star pub, The Hand and Flowers. Join us for a Gusbourne aperitif and a short stroll into the vines, followed by a three-course dinner cooked by Hand and Flowers Executive Chef Kieran Reilly. Lunch and dinner will be paired with our award-winning wines, including sparkling and limited-edition selections.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Experience
We'll be welcoming theatre group, Revels in Hand to the estate for a special performance of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', the most loved of all Shakespeare's plays. The performance will take place amongst the vines and will be followed by a two-course meal paired with our award-winning wines.
Harvest Estate Tours
Harvest is one of the most exciting times to visit. On a Harvest Discovery or Estate Tour, we seek out opportunities for you to step behind the scenes and see what happens at Gusbourne during the grape harvest, from tasting grapes right from the vine to juice fresh from the presses.