In 2004, when Andrew Weeber took over the Gusbourne Estate
he 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. The first vines were planted that year and we’ve had our sights set on perfection ever since.
A deep respect for nature, an uncompromising quest for quality and a fastidious approach to detail is at the heart of everything we do – from the way we grow our grapes to the way we age our wines.
Focusing on the classic Champagne grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, we believe that the only way to ensure the quality of our grapes is to grow them ourselves. That’s why we plant predominantly Burgundian clones and why all the grapes used in our winemaking are sourced solely from Gusbourne vineyards.
Our winemaking is a slow and measured process. We follow strict, self-imposed parameters to maintain our exacting quality standards, and we ensure the best expression of our wines by keeping intervention to an absolute minimum throughout production.
In 2010, our debut vintages of Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2006 and Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2006 were released to critical acclaim and we quickly earned a reputation as a producer of outstanding quality wines, with accolades from some of the industry’s most exacting critics. We are the proud recipients of over 120 medals at local, regional and international level where we are compared to the finest wines from around the world.
Today, we supply leading restaurants such as The Fat Duck, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons and The Clove Club and are stocked by prestige retailers including Berry Bros. & Rudd, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason as well as many independent, specialist wine merchants.
In late 2017 we opened our tasting room, The Nest, and we extend a warm invitation to anyone who wishes to enjoy the picturesque Kent countryside for a tour, tasting and to enjoy our award-winning English sparkling wines.