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Luxury

The

Escape

A relaxing and personal experience set in stunning vineyards where the award-winning wines and guest experience are the very essence of ‘time well spent’

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In 2004, when the first vines were planted at Gusbourne Estate, we had a clear vision and a single goal: to create English Sparkling Wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe. 

An uncompromising quest for perfection and a fastidious approach to detail is at the heart of everything we do. We ensure only the best grapes are used in our winemaking by growing and hand-picking them ourselves. We present an authentic reflection of a time and place in each of our bottles, by producing exclusively vintage wines that are unique to each growing season. 

about us

Our vineyards in the village of Appledore are blessed with a very special terroir. Our Wealden clay-loam soils combined with an exceptionally warm and dry maritime climate enables us to be among the first to harvest in England, whilst our proximity to the sea provides a distinctive salty tang to the wines. 

 

These privileged growing conditions allow us to make wines that are exclusively vintage, which is very unusual in England. Each vintage is a unique expression of the growing season. We offer a warm welcome to guests throughout the year. Visit us and choose from a selection of tours highlighting our beautiful vineyards and winery, together with luxurious tasting and dining experiences.

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VIEW OUR GALLERY

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PREMIUM, PERSONAL EXPERIENCE DRIVEN BY ATTENTION TO DETAIL
STUNNING TASTING ROOM 'THE NEST' WITH VINEYARD VIEWS
RELAXED SETTING FOR AN UNHURRIED EXPERIENCE 
INFORMAL AND INFORMATIVE

our wine garden tour

'The Vineyard Tour'

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. Guests are welcome to relax in our wine garden overlooking the vines when the tour is over.

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our wines

Since the first release in 2010, Gusbourne sparkling wines have received critical acclaim in major international competitions. In 2017 Gusbourne became the only three-time winner of the ‘English Wine Producer of the Year’ at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, having previously won the award in 2013 and 2015. We are honoured that Gusbourne is served at a number of fine restaurants, hotels, clubs, Royal households and estates all around the world. 

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meet the wine makers

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CHARLIE HOLLAND

How did you get started out in the industry?

When starting my winemaking career, I always wanted to work somewhere warmer than the UK, so my first experience was working as cellarhand in Australia back in 2000. I was then lucky enough to spend many years travelling and making wine in some beautiful places around the world. Eventually my path lead me back to England where I was able to bring all of the skills I had learnt in other countries and put them into practice here in Kent.

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