Just an hour from London, The Gusbourne Estate in Appledore dating back to 1410 offers the perfect experience for any local wine fan.
At Gusbourne Estate their vision is simple – to make the finest wines in the World.
Not afraid to embrace tradition whilst challenging convention to make the smallest of differences to their finished wines – it is this attention to detail which often differentiates between the great and exceptional.
Originally the de Goosebourne family crest was made up of three geese and this symbol can be found in the local parish church in Appledore. Nowadays, each and every bottle of wine crafted at Gusbourne carries a contemporary goose crest in honour of their heritage. This ‘Goosemark’ is a symbol of trust, representing the company’s pursuit of uncompromising quality.
In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal, to create English sparkling wine that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the world.
In 2010, the debut vintages of Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2006 and Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2006 were released to critical acclaim. Gusbourne quickly earned a reputation as a producer of outstanding quality wines, with accolades from some of the industry’s most exacting critics.
A combination of the best age-old traditions with modern technology and cutting-edge equipment allows Gusbourne to sit comfortably between old and new world wine making. Respect for the vineyards, the fruit and the natural elements involved in wine making means that their approach favours minimal intervention – they simply believe that time and patience are some of the most valuable ingredients in wine making, something to raise a glass to don’t you think?!