Home   Kent Business   County news   Article

Gusbourne vineyard in Appledore reports bumper harvest

By Chris Britcher

Another major wine producer in the county has reported a bumper harvest this year thanks to the summer heatwave.

Gusbourne, which has an estate in Appledore on the Romney Marsh, says it had a record quantity of grapes this year.

In a trading update, it said: "Superb conditions throughout the growing season and in particular, during flowering in June and the warm, dry summer over the critical months of July and August resulted in the harvest commencing earlier than ever before.

The harvest at the Gusbourne Estate in Appledore was a record one
The harvest at the Gusbourne Estate in Appledore was a record one

"The grapes were wonderfully ripe, with optimum levels of natural sugar and acidity across all three varieties - chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier."

Charlie Holland, chief executive officer, added: "We are excited by the exceptional quality of the 2018 harvest.

"It has proved to be an outstanding year across the English wine growing community and I am delighted to report that this excellent crop will of course add to our growing stocks of premium sparkling wine.

"Our talented team continue to focus on quality in all aspects of the wine making processes, carefully selecting the grapes we use in our wines and caring for our vines for the long term."

Click here to read our behind-the-scenes report on the harvest at another of Kent's leading wine producers.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More