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.
Craft Is In Our Nature
It’s in everything we do. The soil, the vines, the fruit. Hand harvesting, tasting, testing, blending. Barrels, bottles, labels. At every step, in every detail, for every vintage year, craft is in our nature.
Join Our Club: Gusbourne Reserved
You may not know it, but at Gusbourne we have our own club. Welcome to Gusbourne Reserved.
The Saxon Shore Way
Pity the poor Romans. After all their hard work civilising Britain for 366 years, the waves of invading barbarians became too much to bear. Abandoned fortifications pepper the Saxon Shore Way, a 153-mile route from Gravesend to Hastings that passes through the Gusbourne estate.
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.
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.