Gusbourne Vineyard Tour
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A two-hour hosted tour in which you’ll find out what makes our corner of England so special for winemaking. Enjoy a guided walk in the vines, a tour of the winery and a tutored wine tasting in our tasting room.
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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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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.
The Nest is open for self-guided tours and cellar door purchases daily from 10am to 5pm. Please note, we are unable to offer guided tours or tastings due to current restrictions. To read our full list of safety protocols, please click here.
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.
Join us in the Garden of England for a guided vineyard tour with one of our wine experts.
“Went on an afternoon wine tour with tasting, we weren't sure what to expect, it was fantastic! Dan the guide, was so knowledgeable and there was nothing pretentious at all - so relaxing meandering around the vineyard hearing about how grapes grow. It was so interesting and such a great experience. The wine tasting was fabulous too. Thank you to all the staff at Gusbourne.” — F G, Essex
For any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 01233 884680.
Gusbourne, Kenardington Road, Appledore, Ashford, Kent TN26 2BE.
10:00 - 17:00
Daily, Monday - Sunday
Including bank holidays.