Gusbourne: A History of Award-Winning English Wine

Gusbourne: A History of Award-Winning English Wine

Eliza Baker

Nestled in Kent, England, Gusbourne Estate boasts a rich history dating back to 1410. The land, originally owned by the de Goosebourne family, is now home to one of England's most celebrated wineries. Let's raise a glass and toast to Gusbourne's journey from historic estate to modern producer of exquisite sparkling and still wines.

The de Goosebourne family crest, featuring three geese, can still be found etched in the local parish church. Today's bottles carry a contemporary "Goosemark," a symbol of trust and the winery's unwavering commitment to quality.

Gusbourne seamlessly blends age-old winemaking traditions with cutting-edge technology. This ensures meticulous care for the vineyards while allowing the unique characteristics of the Kentish and West Sussex soils to shine through in each bottle.

Respect for the land is paramount at Gusbourne. Their approach to winemaking prioritises minimal intervention, allowing the natural elements and the hard work in the vineyards to speak for themselves. This dedication has paid off handsomely, with Gusbourne being crowned England's most-awarded wine producer. In 2022 alone, their excellence was recognised with over 40 medals from prestigious competitions around the world, like the International Wine Challenge (IWC) and Decanter World Wine Awards.

Just an hour from London, Gusbourne invites visitors to explore their vineyards, known as the "Garden of England." Through guided tours, guests can witness firsthand the meticulous care that goes into crafting each bottle of Gusbourne wine.

Gusbourne champions the use of classic grapes – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier – to create their award-winning sparkling wines. Their commitment to using grapes grown exclusively on their own estates ensures exceptional quality and a taste that reflects the unique terroir of England.

Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or just starting your exploration, Gusbourne offers a taste of English heritage alongside a commitment to innovation. So next time you raise a glass, consider a bottle from Gusbourne and experience the magic of English winemaking for yourself.

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Gusbourne Brut Reserve

Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs

Gusbourne Sparkling Rosé

 

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