Guidelines last updated on 17th May 2021.
We are pleased to be open again for all of our tours and special experiences, as well as drop-in tastings and cellar door purchases. Book your visit or drop by for a bottle of wine in our Nest Wine Garden. We are also taking private bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a private experience.
Our wines are also available to purchase online.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Gusbourne.
Our full safety protocols can be found below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Responding To COVID-19
Please wear a face covering at all times when purchasing wine or entering The Nest, unless seated for tasting or dining. Our staff will wear face coverings in any interactions with our guests.
We have Track & Trace QR codes displayed for you to use the NHS COVID-19 app.
All wine purchases can be made in our Nest Garden and we will only be accepting card payments at this time. Our card machine is cleaned immediately after each use.
Before embarking on your self-guided tour, you will be welcomed by a Gusbourne staff member in the Nest Garden, briefed on safety during your walk and provided with a map before you set off.
We are able to offer all of our tour and tasting experiences, including picnics.
To book a tour, click here.
You are welcome to drop in for a wine tasting outside in our Nest Garden or inside The Nest, subject to availability of space, and to purchase wine from our cellar door.
Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 guests per table and social distancing must be upheld whenever possible.
Toilet facilities can be found inside The Nest.
Hand sanitiser is available at the Nest cellar door and on the outside bar. All guests are encouraged to use hand sanitiser on arrival and regularly throughout your time at Gusbourne.
All surfaces are cleaned after any contact with staff or guests.
Signage with our safety protocols is displayed at the entrance to the path from car park where all of our guests can view it. Please practice social distancing at all times on your visit with us.
If you cancel a booking or do not arrive for a scheduled tour booking, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless at our discretion. Bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable. Any request for a refund or transfer must be made in writing, directed to email@example.com – these are processed at our discretion. If we cancel your tour in its entirety, you will be entitled to a full refund for the purchase price. Tickets will be exchanged or refunded at the price paid for them, but no further compensation will be paid. Picnic bookings may be transferred up to one week prior to booked date, subject to availability. Due to the outdoor nature of these events, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing & footwear for your time at Gusbourne.
All of our protocols will be regularly reviewed and amended to reflect government guidelines and evolving health & safety practices.
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Wine isn’t just something we drink. It brings us to think about stories of geology, history and the physical places that add their layers of character. Gusbourne’s proximity to Romney Marsh provides interesting insights into our wines, as you’ll find when you visit the estate.
The Science of Wine Tasting
When we share a bottle of wine, what makes us detect or respond to certain flavours and aromas? There’s the objective science behind why wine tastes as it does – and a whole set of subjective factors that affect our individual preferences.
Gusbourne Estate Tours: One for Wine Lovers
Led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable Nest tour hosts, this small-group, four-hour visit round some of our hidden corners – followed by a tutored tasting with lunch – is designed for those keen to learn what makes Gusbourne wines so special.