:The Gusbourne Estate is located in Appledore in Kent, approximately 75 miles from central London and 30 miles from Canterbury, site of the architectural masterpiece of Canterbury Cathedral and inspiration for Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century literary classic The Canterbury Tales.
The Gusbourne Estate itself can be traced back to 1410. During the 16th century, the estate was known as ‘Gooseborne’ and carried the crest of three geese, which also appeared in the Parish Church in Appledore.
The first vines were planted at Gusbourne in 2004 after Andrew Weeber purchased the property in 2003. Andrew, a retired orthopedic surgeon from South Africa who had experience of wine production in Stellenbosch, saw the great potential for grape growing at Gusbourne and brought his fastidious, scientific attention to detail to both the vineyard establishment and the creation of the first wines. From the beginning, Andrew had a vision for Gusbourne to be one of the world’s leading wine estates.