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.
What's Your Sparkling Style?
Making fine wine is a slow, measured procession of individual steps – each with its own terminology, not always fully understood outside the cellar door. Here we explain the final step in the process, known as dosage.
The Science of Wine Tasting
When we share a bottle of wine, what makes us detect or respond to certain flavours and aromas? There’s the objective science behind why wine tastes as it does – and a whole set of subjective factors that affect our individual preferences.
The Story Behind Our Still Wines
Crafted only in exceptional years, our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay still wines are the purest expressions of our unique terroir and all the meticulous work that happens in our vineyards in Kent. Our latest releases tell the story of two exceptional years.
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…
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.
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.