Gusbourne announces new plantings

English wine estate Gusbourne has announced that next year it will plant an additional 57 acres of vines in West Sussex.

Scheduled for some point in 2020, the new plantings will boost the West Sussex vineyard to 136 acres and Gusbourne’s total plantings across its West Sussex and Kent sites to 288 acres.

Chief winemaker Charlie Holland, said: “Expanding our vineyard holdings in West Sussex gives us the opportunity to increase production, as well as the flexibility to blend from a wider selection of high quality fruit, as we seek to make the finest sparkling wines.”

First planted in 2004, vineyard manager Jon Pollard explained that the fruit from the chalky soils of the West Sussex vineyard, provide elegance and structure, drive and energy, whereas the clay and sand in our unique microclimate in Kent supply the power, intensity and sheer weight of rich, ripe fruit.”

English wine is going through a growth spurt currently with producers large and small investing in new plantings and expanded production facilities.

For more on English sparkling wine see the April edition of the drinks business.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

The Savoy announces new head bartender for the American Bar

The Savoy has announced that Chelsie Bailey, currently general manager of London venue Happiness Forgets, will become head bartender at its iconic American Bar, the oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain.

Heatwaves set to increase pub garden dwell time and sell more world lager

Heatwaves this summer are showing how vital outdoor space and beer range are to pub profits as Brits are readied for more sunshine.

New list reveals the UK’s most beautiful vineyards

The UK’s most beautiful vineyards have been listed by South Western Railway (SWR) in time for English and Welsh Wine Week.

Unfiltered: Filippo Carnevale

The head sommelier of Amethyst, Mayfair, is a master of pairing wine with the globally influenced, masterpiece dishes of head chef, Carlo Scotto, as Douglas Blyde finds out…

The Wine List Confidential 2022 guide is now available

The Wine List Confidential guide to the best restaurants for wine in the UK and Ireland is now available to buy. Here's where you can pick up your copy.

Most Recent Stories

The Savoy announces new head bartender for the American Bar

The Savoy has announced that Chelsie Bailey, currently general manager of London venue Happiness Forgets, will become head bartender at its iconic American Bar, the oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain.

Heatwaves set to increase pub garden dwell time and sell more world lager

Heatwaves this summer are showing how vital outdoor space and beer range are to pub profits as Brits are readied for more sunshine.

New list reveals the UK’s most beautiful vineyards

The UK’s most beautiful vineyards have been listed by South Western Railway (SWR) in time for English and Welsh Wine Week.

Unfiltered: Filippo Carnevale

The head sommelier of Amethyst, Mayfair, is a master of pairing wine with the globally influenced, masterpiece dishes of head chef, Carlo Scotto, as Douglas Blyde finds out…

The Wine List Confidential 2022 guide is now available

The Wine List Confidential guide to the best restaurants for wine in the UK and Ireland is now available to buy. Here's where you can pick up your copy.