The Gusbourne Icons Experience

Gusbourne The Gusbourne Icons Experience

Book a visit The Gusbourne Icons Experience

Explore the finest, rarest and most luxurious wines in Gusbourne's cellar in this exclusive masterclass and four-course lunch, hosted by our Ambassador.

£155 per person

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The Gusbourne Icons Experience

Each year, in addition to our classic range of wines, we also craft a small number of very limited and exceptionally fine wines. Bottlings such as our prestige cuvée, Fifty One Degrees North.

These are wines which demonstrate the most luxurious and innovative aspects of our winemaking – whether that’s especially generous time on lees, use of the finest barrels or the choice of particularly expressive and high-quality fruit.

The Gusbourne Icons Experience is your chance to enjoy a selection of these rare wines – bottles which are not usually available to taste. One of our knowledgeable ambassadors will guide you through each of these gems before you sit down for a delicious four-course lunch, accompanied by your favourite limited-edition wines.

The Icons menu, created by our Head Chef Anthony Coppard, will feature the finest seasonal, local ingredients, chosen to complement the wines served.


This experience involves a tutored masterclass hosted by our Gusbourne Ambassador followed by a luxurious four-course lunch with limited-edition wine pairings.
The wines
A selection of rare and limited-edition bottlings, including Fifty One Degrees North
The lunch
You’ll enjoy a seasonal four-course menu, paired with wines by a Gusbourne Ambassador
The day begins at 11.30am and we expect to be finished at 3.30pm. You’re welcome to stay and enjoy a walk in the vineyard after your experience. Please make any taxi arrangements in advance. 

The Gusbourne Icons Experience


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.

Kenardington Road,
Appledore, Ashford,
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:

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


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.


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


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, or telephone 01233 884680.


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.


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 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


For any questions email,
or call 01233 884680.


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

Opening Hours

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

Book a visit The Gusbourne Icons Experience

Explore the finest, rarest and most luxurious wines in Gusbourne's cellar in this exclusive masterclass and four-course lunch, hosted by our Ambassador.

£155 per person

Book a visit Gift a visit Further information and directions
The Gusbourne Icons Experience
The Gusbourne Icons Experience

Gusbourne Estate,
Kenardington Road,
Ashford, TN26 2BE

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