The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with 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. The first vines were planted that year.
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.
Andrew Weeber's vision of creating the finest wines in the world is supported by precision winemaking practices that are designed to optimize quality every step of the way. A combination of the best age-old traditions with modern technology and cutting-edge equipment allows us to sit comfortably between old and new world winemaking, while at the same time bringing our own exacting quality standards to the process. Respect for the vineyards, the fruit and the natural elements involved in winemaking means that our approach favours minimal intervention.
We have 40.1 hectares at Gusbourne Estate in Kent and 21.9 hectares in West Sussex that are planted with the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Vineyard tours by appointment
Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, only 6.5 miles from Tenterden