Kent grower Gusbourne has appointed three new board directors. Charlie Holland, who joined Gusbourne as head wine maker in 2013, has been appointed chief executive officer while remaining in charge of winemaking. Prior to joining Gusbourne Charlie gained wide experience internationally before joining Ridgeview in 2009 where he was responsible for producing many award-winning wines. Jon
Gusbourne has been presented with the Producer Trophy for “English Wine Producer of the Year” at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards dinner held at Guildhall, London. Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. Andrew Weeber planted the first vineyards in 2004 with a clear vision and a single goal to create
The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has awarded current releases Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs (2010) and Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged (2007), ‘Gold Outstanding’ medals. The ‘Gold Outstanding’ classification is the highest IWSC medal honour, granted solely at the discretion of the judging panel. The Kent producers is the only English wine producer
Laura Rhys MS has been appointed to a new full-time post at Gusbourne, the leading English wine estate. As a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, and past holder of the UK Sommelier of the Year Title (in 2009), Rhys’ appointment sets a new standard for this field of expertise amongst English wine producers.
The second release of Gusbourne Guinevere is now available for allocation. Following the success of the ground breaking 2011 vintage, which won a trophy at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards, the Kent grower has found Guinevere 2013 to be a more than worthy successor, meeting its own exacting standards.