Rathfinny Wine Estate

Saturday 11th May & Sunday 26th May Tasting Room Launch Events

We are very excited to announce that our new Sussex Sparkling wines, a 2015 Blanc de Noirs and a 2016 Rosé Brut, will be available to taste and purchase from our Tasting Room, Cellar Door from 10am on Wednesday 1st May. As this is only our second release, we will be limiting sales to one bottle of each sparkling wine per person.

To celebrate this year’s launch, we invite you to a complimentary introduction and tasting of our new sparkling wines before lunch.

On Saturday 11th May, enjoy a complimentary pre-lunch tasting led by Winemaker Jonathan Médard and Brand Ambassador Rob Buckhaven or on Sunday 26th May, the pre-lunch tasting will be led by Co-owners Mark and Sarah Driver. This is an amazing opportunity to meet key members of the Rathfinny team whilst trying our new wines.

Click on the buttons below to make a lunch reservation and enjoy this special offer.



Location. The Tasting Room, Rathfinny Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU

Thursday 16th May Flint Barns Wine Night. An English Celebration

Following the success of our first Flint Barns Wine Night back in February, we return on Thursday 16th May with an English themed evening to celebrate the launch of our new Sussex Sparkling wines.

The evening will take place at 7pm in our Flint Barns Dining Room. You will be guided through a four-course menu, each paired with our Sussex wines. This is an exclusive opportunity to try our new Sussex Sparkling wines released on the 1st May.

£65 per person, see menu below. There are limited spaces on our sharing tables so please book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.


We are offering a 10% discount off Flint Barns bedrooms on Thursday 16th May, so why not fully relax and stay over after dinner? To enquire about availability please email the Flint Barns team on flintbarns@rathfinnyestate.com

Location. Flint Barns, Rathfinny Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU

Sunday 23rd June An afternoon with Chris Difford

Enjoy an afternoon in the Flint Barns with the legendary Chris Difford, co-founding member of Squeeze. Chris has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Cool For Cats’ and ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Tempted’ and many others.

Arrival – 12pm

Chris Difford First Set – 12.45pm

Lunch – 1.30pm

Chris Difford Second Set – 3.00pm

£40 per ticket. Book now to avoid disappointment!


Location. Flint Barns, Rathfinny Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU


We’re trying to be as ‘sustainable’ as we can. We’ve adopted various practices across the estate to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our impact on the natural environment, and Decanter magazine reported our ambition to be one of ‘the greenest’ wine producers in the world. But what do we mean by sustainable and what can you do to be environmentally sensitive when consuming wine?

Read Mark's Article

Proud of our young chef, Charlie Simmons – Grand Finalist Sussex Young Chef of the Year!

We are so proud of our young chef, Charlie, who at just 21 has been nominated as one of three Grand Finalists in the Sussex Young Chef of the Year award.  I spent some time with him understanding just how much work he had put in, in creating his spring menu for the Master Chef style competition, where he really wanted to showcase Sussex produce. Just reading his menu makes me hungry!

Read Sarah's Article

12th - 14th April 2019 Guest Chef Takeover Weekend with Martin Carabott

This April we are delighted to welcome Martin Carabott back to the Estate to host our first guest chef takeover weekend at the Tasting Room.

Martin is the Senior Sous Chef at Michelin starred Hide restaurant in London for Chef Ollie Dabbous. Having just returned from a three month stint at three Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park in New York, which was named Best Restaurant in the World in 2017 by the San Pellegrino ‘World’s 50 Best’. He is the 35th and current Roux Scholar, having previously reached the final in both 2017 and 2016.

Martin will be cooking his contemporary European food on Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch as well as Friday and Saturday evening dinners, 12th – 14th April. 

Lunch is priced at £45 and dinner is £65 showcasing the best of British produce overlooking the vineyard. Please note drinks and service are not included in this price. We will take a £15 deposit at the time of booking which secures your reservation and is deducted from your final bill.

Book now to avoid disappointment. For larger bookings of 5+, please contact our reservations team on 01323 870022 or tastingroom@rathfinnyestate.com.


Location. The Tasting Room, Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU

Saturday 27th April Guided walk with Richard James

Join Richard for a Saturday stroll from the Flint Barns along our Rathfinny trail. We will walk along our downland and in between our vines giving you the opportunity to see and hear signs of spring bursting into life. The walk will end back at the Barns for a seasonal buffet.

Clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions is recommended. Please note that this is an easy paced walk and will last approximately an hour and a half and does include some slopes. Dogs on a lead are welcome on the walk but will have to remain outside the Flint Barns during lunch.

11am. Arrival at the Flint Barns for guided walk

1pm. Buffet lunch at the Flint Barns

Adults £35.00 & Children £17.50 – please note we will take a £10 deposit at the time of booking which will be taken off your bill on the day.


Location. Flint Barns, Rathfinny Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU