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.
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.
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.
Gusbourne Estate Tours: One for Wine Lovers
Led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable Nest tour hosts, this small-group, four-hour visit round some of our hidden corners – followed by a tutored tasting with lunch – is designed for those keen to learn what makes Gusbourne wines so special.
The individuality of a wine originates, quite naturally, from the individuality of the vineyard its grapes come from, and we use only our own grapes in making each of our wines. Here’s the story of some of the vineyards that you can visit on a vineyard tour.
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…
Stay Like a Local: Our Guide to Kent and East Sussex
If you’re planning a UK summer staycation, why not explore our beautiful corner of Kent? Blessed with some of the UK’s sunniest days, this part of England is rich in history, things to do, places to see and delicious dining diversions.
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.
The Gourmet Delights of Kent and Sussex
Spring and summer bring long, lazy days and a whole new crop of seasonal produce to savour – a match made in the Garden of England with wines from Gusbourne. Explore some of the seasonal delights on our Discovery and Estate tour menus and their ideal wine pairings.