Discovery tour

Gusbourne Discovery Tour

Book a visit Discovery Tour

Arrive at 11am for a hosted tour of the vineyards and winery, followed by a tutored tasting in the Nest, including some special wines that don’t feature in our standard hosted tour. We will then serve seasonal sharing platters, designed to complement the wines. We expect to be finished at 3pm.

£70 per person

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View of the vineyard

We are located just a short taxi journey from Ashford International with trains departing every 15 minutes from St Pancras International. Getting here is easier than you might think.

A hosted tour of our estate, followed by an extended tasting of Gusbourne wines and a casual lunch around the tasting table.

Eating around a table
Holding a bottle of Gusbourne Brut Reserve

“Really enjoyable tour, probably one of the most informative tours I've ever been on. Our guide on the Discovery Tour was engaging and knowledgeable and led a great tasting over lunch with a mixed knowledge group. The visitor centre is impeccable, and the vineyards are very enjoyable for a walk. If you aren't there for a tour, the staff are still very welcoming and will talk you through their products. Highly recommended!” — Alex

In the vineyard

Directions

You’ll find us by turning off Kenardington Road at the junction with Snargate Road, where the Gusbourne driveway is immediately on the left. We are a 15 minute drive from Ashford and 10 minutes from Rye. Directions can be found here.

Gusbourne,
Kenardington Road,
Appledore, Ashford,
Kent,
TN26 2BE.

Public transport

We are located just a short taxi journey from Ashford International, with trains departing every 15 minutes from St Pancras International and Stratford International. You can also take the Hastings train from Ashford for two stops to Appledore station and take a taxi from there.

We would highly recommend booking a taxi in advance of your visit, especially if travelling to Appledore station where there are no waiting taxis. Our recommended taxi providers are:

  • ETM Cars 01233-629551
  • Arrow 01233-666666
  • Ashford Taxis 01233-646646
  • Rye Taxis 07774633046
  • Rhoades 07930-284410

Parking

You can park free of charge at the vineyard. It is only a short walk from the parking area to the tasting room. We do not have facilities for coach parking.

Accessibility

If you or one of your party have restricted walking ability, please contact us in advance of your visit, and we’ll make arrangements for you to be as comfortable as possible, such as using our golf buggies to take you around the vineyards. The tasting room has ramp access, and accessible toilets suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those that use a wheelchair some of the time. We welcome registered carers and assistance dogs free of charge when they are accompanying visitors with special needs.

Children

Our hosted vineyard tours last around 2 hours, and our hosted Discovery tours last around 4 hours. Both involve visiting our working winery and feature a guided wine tasting, so are not suitable for children. You are welcome to bring children on a self-guided tour around our estate free of charge, and The Nest serves soft drinks for drivers and under-18s. If you would like any additional advice before bringing children to the estate, please email nest@gusbourne.com, or telephone 01233 884680.

Dogs

You are welcome to bring your dogs on a vineyard tour, but please ensure dogs are kept on a lead whilst on Gusbourne land, and please do clean up after them. We’re sorry, but we don’t allow dogs into the tasting room or the winery.

Cancellations

If you cancel a booking or do not arrive for a scheduled tour booking, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless at our discretion. Bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable. Any request for a refund or transfer must be made in writing, directed to nest@gusbourne.com – these are processed at our discretion. To read our cancellation policy click here.

Covid-19

We are choosing to carefully reopen at a slower pace to consider the safety of our staff and customers. Whilst we continue to follow social distancing measures, please note that visitors will not be able to enter The Nest or enjoy by-the-glass tastings again just yet. The toilet facilities, however, will be available from 4th July onwards.

For full safety protocols currently in place at Gusbourne, click here.

Contact

For any questions email nest@gusbourne.com,
or call 01233 884680.

Address

Gusbourne, Kenardington Road, Appledore, Ashford, Kent TN26 2BE.

Opening Hours

10:00 - 17:00
Daily, Monday - Sunday
Including bank holidays.

Book a visit Discovery Tour

Arrive at 11am for a hosted tour of the vineyards and winery, followed by a tutored tasting in the Nest, including some special wines that don’t feature in our standard hosted tour. We will then serve seasonal sharing platters, designed to complement the wines. We expect to be finished at 3pm.

£70 per person

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Discovery Tour

Gusbourne Estate,
Kenardington Road,
Appledore,
Ashford, TN26 2BE

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