Gusbourne Serves as Official English Sparkling Wine Partner

Cowdray Park Polo Club are delighted to announce Gusbourne as the Official English Sparkling Wine partner for the 2024 season on a five-year deal. Bringing these two luxury brands together, the polo season at Cowdray commences officially at the end of April, with the jewel in the crown, the British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup taking place from June 25th to July 21st, where high-goal players including some of the top names in the sport of polo will compete for the title.

Gusbourne is an award-winning producer of premium English still and sparkling wines, based across Kent and West Sussex. Focusing on the classic grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the grapes used in their winemaking are sourced solely from Gusbourne vineyards. Cowdray Park is recognized as the home of British polo, with its first competitive polo tournament dating back to 1910. Cowdray Park prides itself on its strong heritage of sporting excellence where top polo players from around the world compete and are part of its history and tradition. Cowdray Park Polo Club Partnerships Manager, Olivia Liddiard-Hibbert looks forward to bringing these two Great British Brands together; “We are thrilled to welcome Gusbourne as our Official English Sparkling Wine partner. A brand that authentically aligns with our core values around sustainability, craftmanship, countryside management, tradition, and innovation.”

The brand collaboration is strengthened by the Cowdray Estate’s agreement to provide Gusbourne as the house pour at their premium accommodation, Cowdray House, as well as serving their wines at Cowdray Park Golf Club and the Cowdray Farm Shop Café.

“I am absolutely delighted that we are the Official English Sparkling Wine Partner of Cowdray Park Polo Club and am really excited at the prospect of our world class fine wines being enjoyed exclusively across the beautiful Cowdray Park Estate, helping to deliver world class experiences for guests throughout 2024 and beyond”, says Simon Bradbury, Chief Commercial Officer for the Gusbourne Estate.

The British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup is regarded as one of the top pinnacle tournaments of polo, alongside the U.S. Open Polo Championship® and the Argentine Open Polo Championship, while Gusbourne’s accolades include three-time winner of the IWSC English Wine Producer of the Year, as they continue to win acclaim from the world’s most exacting wine critics year on year.

“At Gusbourne we have always sought to build relationships with partners who share our focus on super-premium product quality and genuine brand authenticity. So, I am thrilled that we have secured this collaborative agreement with Cowdray Park Polo Club and the Cowdray Estate. Our two wonderful brands combine seamlessly, and we look forward to a long and successful association,” says Jonathan White, Chief Executive Officer for the Gusbourne Estate.

About Gusbourne

Gusbourne is a premier English wine producer founded in 2004. Their vision has been to create the finest vintage wines using grapes exclusively from their own vineyards.

Gusbourne grows the highest quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes across the Gusbourne Estate, with 60 hectares in Appledore, Kent and 30 hectares next to the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. These predominantly Burgundian clones yield smaller volumes of intensely flavourful fruit, which thrive in their unique microclimates. This exceptional produce is the vital first ingredient in making their award-winning sparkling wines, all crafted using the traditional method.

Gusbourne’s debut vintages – Brut Reserve 2006 and Blanc de Blancs 2006 – were released in 2010 to critical acclaim, earning accolades from the world’s most exacting wine critics.

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