Today's journey leads to Gusbourne, a prestigious Kent winery dedicated to crafting some of the world's finest wines.
Focusing on classic grape varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, Gusbourne's team believes in nurturing the quality of their grapes firsthand. Their intensely flavorful fruits, used in both still and sparkling wines, exclusively come from Gusbourne's vast vineyards, spanning over 90 hectares—60 in Appledore and 30 near the esteemed Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. Meticulous care, traditional craftsmanship, and unyielding patience allow Gusbourne's passionate winemakers to harness the best nature has to offer.
Since earning critical acclaim for their inaugural wines in 2010, Gusbourne has consistently excelled. Their Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2018 was crowned World Champion Classic Vintage Brut at the 2022 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships, triumphing over global competitors.
Your day commences as you board the British Pullman at London Victoria Station. Take a seat in your plush armchair, sip on a sparkling Bellini cocktail and soak in the picturesque views as the vintage train traverses the Garden of England. Delight in a lavish three-course brunch, embracing the chance to unwind and disconnect.
Arriving at Ashford, disembark and travel by coach to Gusbourne. Soon, you'll savour the first taste of English sparkling wine. Climb Boot Hill for panoramic vistas over the Pinot Noir vines and the sprawling Romney Marsh.
An afternoon of relaxation unfolds under shaded marquees, where you'll get the chance to taste three distinct Gusbourne wines paired with delectable canapés. Enjoy guided tastings, complemented by live music and lawn games. Vineyard tours are also available throughout the day.
Returning to the train, relish more bubbles and reflect on the day's highlights. Indulge in a sumptuous three-course dinner with a bottle of wine on your way back to London. Before the journey ends, enjoy coffee and petits fours.
Note: The vineyard tour involves outdoor walking, occasionally on uneven terrain, so we recommend appropriate footwear and outerwear for weather conditions.
A welcome sparkling Bellini and round-trip travel aboard the British Pullman luxury train
Fine-dining silver service, a delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey and a morning tea and coffee. A sumptuous three-course dinner: British seasonal table d’hôte menu, including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys. Wine specially selected by Belmond's sommelier to accompany the seasonal menu. Coffee, tea and petits fours.
WINE TASTING, TOURS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Visit to Gusbourne Winery, including coach transfers, a tour of the estate and a wine-tasting session paired with canapés
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