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Gusbourne (GUS) Interim results presentation - September 23

29 September 2023

Gusbourne Interim CEO, Mike Paul and CFO, Katherine Berry present Interim results for the period ended 30 June 2023.

Mike Paul, Interim CEO
00:16 – Introduction
01:07 – H1 Highlights
04:00 – Market performance
05:10 – Growth strategy
12:04 – Sales growth
12:46 – International expansion

Katherine Berry, CFO
13:45 – Revenue growth
15:20 – Simplified P&L
16:53 – Key cashflow movements
17:26 – Balance sheet
18:01 – Financial outlook

Mike Paul, Interim CEO
18:36 – Conclusions & outlook

Gusbourne produces and distributes a range of high quality and award winning vintage English sparkling wines from grapes grown in its own vineyards in Kent and West Sussex.

The Gusbourne business was founded by Andrew Weeber in 2004 with the first vineyard plantings at Appledore in Kent. The first wines were released in 2010 to critical acclaim. Following additional vineyard plantings in 2013 and 2015 in both Kent and West Sussex, Gusbourne now has 93 hectares of mature vineyards. The NEST visitor centre was opened next to the winery in Appledore in 2017, providing tours, tastings and a direct outlet for our wines.

Right from the beginning, Gusbourne’s intention has always been to produce the finest English sparkling wines. Starting with carefully chosen sites, we use best practice in establishing and maintaining the vineyards and conduct green harvests to ensure we achieve the highest quality grapes for each vintage. A quest for excellence is at the heart of everything we do. We blind taste hundreds of samples before finalising our blends and even after the wines are bottled, they spend extended time on their lees to add depth and flavour. Once disgorged, extra cork ageing further enhances complexity. Our winemaking process remains traditional, but one that is open to innovation where appropriate. It takes four years to bring a vineyard into full production and a further four years to transform those grapes into Gusbourne’s premium sparkling wine.

Gusbourne’s luxury brand enjoys premium price positioning and is distributed in the finest establishments both in the UK and abroad. Our wines can be found in leading luxury retailers, restaurants, hotels and stockists, always being aware that where we are says a lot about who we are.

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