Rathfinny Wine Estate

Cold, Crisp Mornings

I love these cold, clear, crisp mornings where I am up early and out with Spike for a walk around the vines. It’s so amazing just how quick the vineyard team are pruning and tying back the vines ready for the year ahead. It’s also amazing to see the early morning sunrise. The picture below was taken by the Flint Barns this week – what a stunning view to wake up to!

It is a hugely exciting year for all of us at Rathfinny, as I’m sure you are aware we are releasing our first Sussex Sparkling wines this year and I for one can’t wait. It’s what we’ve all been working toward these past few years and the time is nearly here.

The traditional quiet period for the Flint Barns is coming to an end with more visitors coming to stay and plenty of people coming to enjoy our Sunday lunches. The lunches are proving to very popular and we have more in the pipeline. We will email further details to our “Dining on the Estate” mailing list next week. You can sign up here to the mailing list.


Back to work for me now, we have a busy weekend ahead with a large group of 44 for dinner, residents staying and a Sunday lunch. We still have some spaces available this Sunday for lunch, if interested please call us on 01323 874 030 to reserve a table. Please see the menu below. Goodbye for now and I hope to welcome you to the Flint Barns soon.


Sunday 18th February Sunday Lunch 

Caramelized Onion Soup with Cheesy Sour Dough Crouton
Beetroot & Seven Sister Gin Cured Sea Trout with Crème Fraiche

Crispy Fried Mozzarella Sticks with a Sweet Chilli Dip


Roast Leg of Lamb with Roast Gravy & Mint Sauce

Long Man Best Bitter Beef Stew with Herby Dumplings & Wholegrain Mustard Mash

Potato and Cheddar Topped South Coast Fish Pie

Butternut Squash & Brighton Blue Cheese Risotto

Served with Roast Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables


Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
Lemon Tarte with Raspberries

Sussex Cheese Board with Artisan Cracker & Chutney


2 Course £21.95

3 Course £27.95



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