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.
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.
Why We Blind Taste Our Base Wines
A lot happens to a Gusbourne wine in its journey from harvest to bottle. One important stage is putting our base wines to the test. Each year our winemaking team blind tastes and meticulously analyses every wine before deciding the carefully crafted blends that each of our labels will carry. It’s a fascinating process that takes skill, experience and the ability to imagine a wine’s potential in every vintage year.
How to Make Cocktails with English Sparkling Wine
Does English sparkling wine work in cocktails? Marco Corallo, a former sommelier and now award-winning mixologist and Head Bartender of Artesian at The Langham, thinks so. It’s all about balance and letting your ingredients work together.
Festive Menu Pairing
Sparkling wines can be just as perfect a pairing with food as still wines, and with our range of sparkling and still options available on the website, there is more choice than ever before to pair with your Christmas meal. Ronan Sayburn MS, Head of Wine at 67 Pall Mall, has prepared a selection of indulgent festive menu pairings to inspire you.