For the first time, we are hosting two lunch events on Sunday, 15th November and Saturday, 21st November (***21st now sold out***) focusing exclusively on our still rosé, white and red wines. All of our still wines won gold medals at this year's Wine GB Awards, with the Pinot Noir and Cherry Garden Rosé picking up the trophies for best wines in their class.
These are wines that we make in very small quantities and are usually only available from The Nest. Having been delighted with the quality in recent vintages, we have designed this event to showcase the wines we can now produce from our corner of the Garden of England. Starting at 11am with a welcome glass of rosé, the winemaking team will give an introduction to still winemaking, before leading a leisurely wine tasting and lunch in our tasting room. Amongst others, we will be pouring a selection of our award-winning still wines:
- A vertical tasting of Gusbourne Chardonnay Guinevere, exploring the differences between the 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages
- Gusbourne 809 Chardonnay 2018, illustrating a completely different expression of Chardonnay
- A vertical tasting of Gusbourne Pinot Noir, exploring the 2016 and 2018 vintages
This special event is £70 per ticket.
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.