Gusbourne Estate have 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.
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 consider ourselves as custodians who guide the grapes through the winemaking process. Along the way, we do whatever we can to ensure the very best results. Naturally, our methods are a work in progress, and every vintage allows us to learn, adapt and improve on the years gone by. What remains constant is our ethos of championing excellence, which remains at the core of our business, our people and our wines.
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.
This means that we produce lower yields than other classic clones, but that the resultant fruit is riper and has significantly more flavour. The grapes are thus ideal for the production of fine sparkling wine. The distinct terroir and exceptionally mild microclimates of our surroundings add their own depth and complexity to our wines, and we aim to allow the combination of site, soil and hard work in the vines to reflect in every bottle.
Tel: +44 (0)1233 758666