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.
A Tale of Two Landscapes
Our vineyards in Kent will always be our home. So why did Gusbourne also plant vines in West Sussex? Here’s the tale of how two landscapes can sometimes be better than one.
English Sparkling Wine: History In A Glass
What did the Romans ever do for England? Well, beyond the usual tokens of roads and sanitation, their gifts extended to planting the first vines. The soil was workable, the weather was amenable, and so began the vinous culture that's continued here, albeit with some major historical hiccups, for the past two thousand years.
We've Been Thinking Of You
When you give the gift of Gusbourne, or share a bottle with family and friends, you’ll know what we mean when we say we’ve been thinking of you – since long before the wine in your glass started its years-in-the-making story. A story to celebrate this vintage Christmas.
The Harvest Report
As this year’s harvest comes to a close, the Gusbourne team reflects on the conditions of another vintage year in the making – and what making vintage wine really means.
All Hallow's Eve in Kent
It’s when we say goodbye to the growing season and hello to a new vintage year of wines. Beyond the vineyards, it’s also a time for pumpkins, ghost stories and the traditional festivals that mark the transition between seasons – and between earthly and spirit worlds.
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.
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.