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The estate is based in the Kent countryside, just an hour away from London / ©Gusbourne
Joining the guest chef events are a number of experiences hosted by Gusbourne’s very own team of wine experts, including global brand ambassador and master sommelier Laura Rhys, head winemaker Charlie Holland, and winemaker Alastair Benham. Included in the 2022 calendar are wine blending masterclasses, late disgorged wine tasting events and behind the scenes looks at Gusbourne’s sustainable, low-intervention winemaking process.
As well as Gusbourne’s full program of special premium events, wine experts and novices alike are invited to visit throughout the year to enjoy one of its three types of tours. For an entry-level look at Gusbourne’s estate, book the Vineyard Tour, which takes guests on a guided walk through the vines, followed by a tutored wine tasting.
For a more immersive insight into Gusbourne’s wines and its processes, however, look no further than the Discovery and Estate Tours, which both offer an extended guided trip through the biodiverse vineyards and the neighboring winery, as well as an indulgent lunch of local seasonal delights and the chance to try some of Gusbourne’s more premium wines.
The extended tours come with an indulgent lunch of local seasonal delights/ ©Gusbourne
And, when the English summer finally makes her much anticipated appearance, Gusbourne gives visitors a chance to make the most of the sunshine with a picnic overlooking the vineyards. Each picnic hamper is crammed full with specially selected goodies showcasing the best of Kent and Sussex produce, including artisan cheeses, homemade bread and local fruit, as well as a bottle of the golden Gusbourne Brut Reserve, which the estate proudly hails as the backbone of its sparkling wine selection. Team your picnic with a vineyard tour for a perfect day out in the British countryside.
Naturally, there’s plenty of newness on the cards for Gusbourne’s wines themselves, too. Joining the existing rosters of bottles will be four all-new single-vineyard wines, each of which will be made exclusively with grapes from just one of Gusbourne’s four vineyards, in order to showcase the diverse terroirs of the English south coast.
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Gusbourne’s very own team of wine experts will be running events throughout the year / ©Gusbourne
To give Elite Traveler readers the opportunity to experience Gusbourne for themselves, we’re offering the chance to enter our prize draw to win an immersive Discovery Tour, which includes tasting and lunch at Gusbourne Wine Estate, and a bottle of its flagship Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine. To enter, simply complete the short survey below.