Located in Appledore in Kent, Gusbourne is situated eight miles north of the medieval town of Rye, and 30 miles from Canterbury, home of the famous cathedral, and the inspiration for Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
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 to 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.
Visit us in Appledore, Kent, to explore our vineyards and find out what makes this corner of England so special for winemaking. Our tasting room is open to visitors all year round. Our cellar door is open daily 10am - 5pm, stocking a range of limited-edition wines that are available to taste and buy exclusively at the Nest.
Join us for a guided tour to discover how we produce our award-winning English Sparkling Wines. Tours are run in small groups and hosted by our friendly, knowledgeable staff.
If you prefer to explore at your own pace, visit the Nest during opening hours to collect a map and enjoy a self-guided tour of the vineyards, before heading back to enjoy a tasting, or a glass of wine.
Throughout the course of the year, we host many unique events at the Nest, such as dinners prepared by some of the UK’s most talented chefs, lunches and tastings hosted by our winemaking team, and picnics in the vineyard. These often feature vertical tastings or special wines from our library.
We also host tailor-made private events and corporate functions. We can take private bookings for tours of various group sizes, accommodate different times and tailor various elements of each tour.
To make a booking, or for more information, please go to gusbourne.com/tours, call us on 01233 884680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The tasting room is open daily from 10am to 5pm, including bank holidays. We offer free on-site parking and disabled access is available on request.