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51 Degrees North


Fifty One Degrees North is our prestige sparkling wine.

It's a singular vintage wine like no other.

It's an expression of place, of a moment in time and of modern English winemaking.

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An expression of place

Fifty One Degrees North is an expression of place. This singular vintage wine comes from the high-quality fruit grown in our Kent and Sussex vineyards at 51 degrees latitude.

With meticulous vineyard work, our wines - predominantly Burgundian clones - thrive in this marginal climate. We tread lightly, letting the character of our soil, wind and weather, shine through.

Our grape yields are small, perfectly ripe and intensely flavoured. Only the finest berries are selected for Fifty One Degrees North.

The best of
Kent and Sussex

Gusbourne Fifty One Degrees North


Fifty One Degrees North, our prestige sparkling wine, is the ultimate expression of modern English winemaking. We craft this wine only in the most exceptional vintages.

This complex, age-worthy fine wine comes from a standalone vintage – a year where the fruit was both intense and rich, but also incredibly structured with fine, balanced acidity.

Fifty One Degrees North 2016 is incredibly rewarding now, and will also age beautifully for years to come.


Modern English Winemaking

Fifty One Degrees North is the definitive expression of modern English winemaking.

It's the point where our respect for traditional methods and our constant thirst to innovate combine. It's a manifestation of tiny challenges to convention and countless minute refinements.

It's proof that the difference between great and exceptional is in the details.

Unhurried By Time

Fifty One Degrees North is the culmination of decades of thought, work and expertise. It is the highest expression of what we do.

Unhurried by time, we aged this singular vintage wine on its lees for more than six years, allowing it to gently gain in depth and complexity.

A moment in time; a sublime, singular vintage wine.

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Grape Variety:
  • 67% Chardonnay
  • 33% Pinot Noir


Titratable Acidity:


Residual Sugar:





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2016 2014



Whole bunch pressed and naturally settled for 24 hours.


10 days at 18-20 degrees Celsius using specialist sparkling wine yeast. Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with a 21% fermented in old oak barrels for complexity.

Bottling Date:

11th May 2017.

Lees Ageing:

Minimum 67 months.

Gusbourne Fifty One Degrees North boxed

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Our most exclusive vintage wine to date and a truly wonderful expression of time and place. So much so, we took its name from the precise latitude of our vineyards: Fifty One Degrees North.



Free standard delivery to UK mainland.


Gusbourne Estate,
Kenardington Road,
Ashford, TN26 2BE

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