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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Holland, Head Winemaker
When Head Winemaker and CEO Charlie Holland joined Gusbourne in 2013, after learning his trade in wineries round the world, two things were at the front of his mind. Here we profile the man who drives us forward.
Blending: How the Magic of Sparkling Starts
Picture a team of winemakers convened around a table – sniffing, swirling, tasting, mixing, clinking glasses and declaring their perfected blend a triumph. A romantic image, isn't it? Pure fiction. The real craft of blending is a harmonious mix of science – data, testing, analysis, spreadsheets – and years of finely honed craft, knowledge and intuition.
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.