Time Well Spent
At Gusbourne, we present an authentic reflection of a time and place in each of our bottles, by producing exclusively vintage wines that are unique to each growing season. Inspired by this ethos of making the most of time, we’ve put together a collection of tips, tricks and interesting reads to help you make the most of your Time Well Spent.
We’ve joined forces with selected partners with whom we already share certain values – creativity, independent thinking and true craftsmanship – as part of an exchange of knowledge and insights that we have shared here. You can also explore the perfect pairing of takeaway food with our wines, inspiring recipes from the kitchens of partners such as The Langham London, and thought-provoking conversations with partners such as Bremont, Gieves & Hawkes and Penhaligon’s. Plus, insider knowledge on how at Gusbourne we take time to perfect our wines, so you can enjoy them always at their best.
Festive Menu Pairing
Sparkling wines can be just as perfect a pairing with food as still wines, and with our range of sparkling and still options available on the website, there is more choice than ever before to pair with your Christmas meal. Ronan Sayburn MS, Head of Wine at 67 Pall Mall, has prepared a selection of indulgent festive menu pairings to inspire you.
The Secrets of Christmas Gift-Giving
For anyone worried about last-minute present-buying, or if the guaranteed-by-Xmas delivery van doesn't deliver on time, relax. History is on your side. Gift-giving on Christmas Day is quite a new confection. Until 200 years ago, the big event was January 6th.
Christmas Country Customs
It's different this year for everyone. But while we inevitably remember Christmases past, with many festive gatherings off limits this year, let's not succumb to contemplating just glum pudding. Pictures of togetherness and joy persist, and a more hopeful year waits around the corner. At Gusbourne we truly wish all of you the best of times.
Vines to Wines: How We Harvest at Gusbourne
Harvest. The busiest time in the Gusbourne calendar. It takes careful preparation, precise timing, weather-watching and years of expertise to make sure the journey from vineyard to bottle produces quality wines worthy of the Gusbourne label. Chief Vineyard Manager Jon Pollard and Head Winemaker Charlie Holland explain how harvest happens here.
Visiting The Nest
We are open daily from 10am to 5pm for you to take a self-guided stroll through the vines and to purchase bottles from The Nest cellar door. For the self-guided tour, please register with us at The Nest before setting off. We will give you a map to guide you through the tour route. Please note, we are not able to offer guided tours or tastings due to current restrictions.
The Harvest Report
A successful harvest has come to a close. Find out what happens next in our Kent winery.
The Benefits Of Old Age
Of all the alchemical mysteries that winemaking involves, let's shine a light on one that takes place well away from the eyes of the consumer. The dark art of cellar ageing. While some wines are best enjoyed a few years after they’re first bottled, others linger in the depths for longer. What lies behind the decision to make older vintages available again years after they were first released?
Winemaking: How It All Begins
How can some grapes growing on a vine eventually come to elevate the everyday into a special occasion? Here's how we turn what happens in the vineyard into what happens in the bottle.
Our Home Village
All fine wines come with a sense of place, the singularity of their origin. In our case, it's the ancient flint and limestone village of Appledore in Kent, a handful of miles north of the English Channel, that adds its character to our sparkling wines. It's a spot worth exploring on your visit to Gusbourne Estate.