The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore Kent dates back to 1410. In 2004 Andrew Weeber took over the Estate and planted the first vines, with a clear vision and goal: to create English sparkling wines to rival the best offerings from across the globe. The debut vintages of Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2006 and Blanc de Blancs were released in 2010 to great critical review. Gusbourne quickly earned a reputation as a producer of outstanding quality wines, with accolades from some of the industry's most exacting critics. Gusbourne now produces a range of English Sparkling and still wines, and has large vineyards near Chichester in west Sussex too.
Together with Gusbourne, their winemaker Charlis Holland has won numerous international awards, and has won the coveted title of IWSC English Winemaker of the Year three times.