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