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.
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 individuality of a wine originates, quite naturally, from the individuality of the vineyard its grapes come from, and we use only our own grapes in making each of our wines. Here’s the story of some of the vineyards that you can visit on a vineyard tour.
Gusbourne Discovery Tours: walk, talk, taste, dine
A day in the countryside. A wander among the vines. A wine tasting in the vineyard where its grapes were grown. Then lunch, more wine and a spectacular view? Our Discovery Tour may just be the perfect day out, offering all this and a few exclusive surprises too…
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.
Sustainability at Gusbourne: From the Soil Up
Sustainability at Gusbourne is more than just a promise to do better. From the soil up, sustainability has been driving the way we produce our wines since we planted our first vines back in 2004. As a founding member of the Sustainable Wines of Great Britain, Gusbourne now proudly carries the SWGB mark – an accreditation that’s only carried on wines made from fruit grown in vineyards and made in wineries that meet exacting guidelines for sustainable practices.
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.