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.
How to Navigate a Restaurant Wine List
Welcome back to hospitality! New dishes to taste, new wines to try, new reasons to raise a glass. Here’s a sommelier’s guide to easing back into ordering from a wine list when you’re out of practice.
Pinot Noir Rosé 2020
New release of our 100% Pinot Noir single-vineyard still rosé, for the first time using fruit solely from our Mill Hill vineyard in Kent. With spring and summer on the horizon, this is the perfect wine to open as the weather turns warmer.
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.
Masterclass: How to Pair Cheese and Wine
Appearance, aroma, texture, balance. The same principles of tasting apply to both cheese and wine. Here the experts at Goodwood Home Farm and Gusbourne explain what makes their hand-crafted, award-winning products such a good match for each other.
Celebrating Centuries of Sparkle
When the time for celebration comes round, one universal truth seems to apply: wherever you are and whatever the occasion, if you’re going to raise a toast, your glass really should be brimming with bubbles.
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.
New Release: Blanc de Blancs 2016
Quietly acknowledged as a strong vintage year for English Sparkling Wine, 2016 will be remembered for its warm, sun-filled summer and autumn days. Ideal conditions for producing fruit of outstanding quality at Gusbourne’s vineyards in Kent and West Sussex.