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A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch

Gusbourne A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch

Book a visit A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch

Join us this English Wine Week as we explore our Kent and Sussex terroirs. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of our Kent vineyards before we sit down to a side-by-side tasting of our Kent and Sussex wines. After the tasting, our Head Chef will serve a seasonal three-course lunch. Available dates: 20th June.

£100 per person

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A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch

THE DETAILS 
Our limited-edition single-vineyard wines are an expression of time and place, of vintage and vineyard. Each of these special wines is crafted with precision, to express the soil, microclimate and fruit of a particular site. This special tasting will allow you to compare and contrast wines from different vineyards.

During your experience, we will walk you through the elements that influence the fruit from each site. You’ll be able to taste the difference between wines that come from our Kentish clay soils compared with our Sussex chalk and flint.   

Following the vineyard tour and guided wine tasting, you’ll enjoy a seasonal three-course lunch prepared by our Head Chef using locally sourced ingredients and paired perfectly with our limited-edition, single-vineyard wines.

AT A GLANCE 
You’ll be welcomed with a drink on arrival before enjoying a tour of the vineyard. Your host will then guide you through a tasting of wines from our Kent and Sussex sites before we sit down for lunch. 
The wines You’ll taste a selection of single-vineyard still and sparkling wines that come from our Kent and our Sussex sites. 
The lunch Our Head Chef will prepare a seasonal three-course menu to accompany the wines. 
Timing Please arrive for 11am. We expect the experience to finish around 3pm and recommend that taxi arrangements are made in advance.

A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch

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 – you will approach down Kenardington Road and the turning to Snargate Road will be on your left. If you arrive at a crossroads leading into Appledore, you’ve gone too far.

We are 10 minutes from Rye – you will approach through the village of Appledore, and on leaving the village, you’ll arrive at a crossroads where you’ll take a right towards Kenardington and Ashford. This takes you on to the Kenardington Road and after a minute or two’s driving, the turning to Snargate Road will be on your right. 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 three stops to Rye station and take a taxi from there. Appledore station is not served by taxis or regular buses.

We would highly recommend booking a taxi for both journeys to/from Gusbourne in advance of your visit, especially if visiting on the weekend. Our recommended taxi providers are:

Ashford
  • ETM Cars 01233-629551
  • Ashford Taxis 01233-646646
  • Ghurkha Taxi 01233-666771
  • Express Taxis 01233-884333
Rye
  • Rye Taxis 07774-633046
  • Compass Taxis 07542-428182

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.

Accessibility Guide for Gusbourne

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 have booked a ticket for a tour or wine tasting event and you do not arrive for your scheduled booking, then the tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, unless at our discretion. Any request for a refund or transfer must be made in writing, directed to nest@gusbourne.com. If we cancel your booking in its entirety, you will be entitled to a full refund for the purchase price. Tickets will be exchanged or refunded at the price paid for them, but no further compensation will be paid. To read our full cancellation policy click here.

Visit us

We are a short 15 minute taxi ride from Ashford train station and have a selection of cab companies we can recommend booking for your journey. If coming by car, there is free parking available on site. To read more information on getting to Gusbourne, please visit the link below.

See full directions

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 A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch

Join us this English Wine Week as we explore our Kent and Sussex terroirs. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of our Kent vineyards before we sit down to a side-by-side tasting of our Kent and Sussex wines. After the tasting, our Head Chef will serve a seasonal three-course lunch. Available dates: 20th June.

£100 per person

Book a visit Further information and directions
A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch
A Tale of Two Terroirs Tasting and Lunch

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

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