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.
Lunch at Gusbourne
Enjoy a set lunch and wine tasting in our beautiful Nest Garden Room overlooking the vines.
Topping It Off: Why Corks Matter
Popping the cork – that ceremonial moment when sparkling wines announce their imminent arrival to a glass near you. And just one reason why the cork itself is as carefully chosen as what it’s preserving in the bottle.
Gusbourne Vineyard Tours: A Sensory Escape
As we welcome visitors back to Gusbourne, now’s the perfect time to get re-acquainted after so much time apart. Full of sights, sounds and a few surprises, our guided Vineyard Tours make a wonderfully sensory day out.
Join Our Club: Gusbourne Reserved
You may not know it, but at Gusbourne we have our own club. Unlike most members’ clubs, however, there’s no waiting list. No vetting procedure. No dress code. No club rules. That’s just not our style. Welcome to Gusbourne Reserved.
Gift a Visit this Summer
Just an hour from London, our vineyards are closer than you may think. Gift the perfect day away to friends and family with one of our tour and tasting experiences this summer.
Jon Pollard, Chief Vineyard Manager
No one knows Gusbourne better than our Chief Vineyard Manager and COO Jon Pollard. He's been here from day one – 3rd May 2004 to be precise, when he and founder Andrew Weeber stood surveying the landscape of fields where not a single vine had yet been planted.
Laura Rhys, Master Sommelier
There are only 34 women Master Sommeliers in the world, and only 6 in the UK and Europe. Gusbourne Global Ambassador Laura Rhys is one of them. From a weekend restaurant job to creating wine lists at Michelin-starred restaurants, Laura’s sparkling career is the result of hard work, harder study and a deeply held love of wine.
Picnics at Gusbourne
Spend an idyllic day out in the countryside dining between the vines. Our picnics for two feature locally sourced ingredients in three artisanal picnic basket options – charcuterie, seafood and vegetarian. All picnics are accompanied by a bottle of Brut Reserve 2016, including reusable glasses and bag for you to take home with you. Booking is now open for picnics from 12th April onwards.
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.