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.
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.
What Grows Together Goes Together
Every county fights its corner for culinary excellence. It’s not for nothing that Kent is known as the Garden of England and neighbouring Sussex has a well-earned reputation for world-class food and wine. The impressive gastronomic bounty of these counties means visitors to Gusbourne Estate are guaranteed an authentically local experience in their glass and on their plate.
Picnics for Two
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 in August and September. Picnics are priced for two people to enjoy together.
Tasting Notes Untangled
Wine terms can be a complex maze of technical words and verbose tasting notes. But they certainly don’t need to be.
Tips from a Master Sommelier
Master Sommelier & Gusbourne Brand Ambassador Laura Rhys has all the tips and tricks for how to enjoy your sparkling wine at its best.
Time Will Tell – And It Did
How does an orthopaedic surgeon turn his talents to terroir? Here, Gusbourne’s founder Andrew Weeber reminisces about his accidental path from student life in Stellenbosch to a surgeon's life in Yorkshire before making sparkling wine in Kent.
Tales of the Terroir
Mention terroir and any wine enthusiast will talk poetically about soil, climate, geology, topography – all the elements that give wines a particular character and sense of place.