Rathfinny Wine Estate

Rathfinny to all points North

 

An early start on Monday was required to catch the train to the beautiful city of York to present our wines to a fantastic group of restaurants from all points North.

Our gathering was hosted by Yorkshire Vintners, our regional distributor, and Gonzalez Byass(UK), our national distributor, at the fabulous Roots restaurant in the heart of York.  Tommy Banks’ (he of Great British Menu fame)  food was spectacular and the reception to our wines was very pleasing.

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Pruning is all about balance

Pruning is all about balance, the delicate balance between fruit load and shoot growth.

In basic terms, we’re training and directing the growth of the vine for the coming season. Pruning allows us to manipulate the potential quantity, and quality of fruit produced. Following a season like the one we’ve just had, this is all the more important.

2018 was quite a year for UK vineyards, often touted as the ‘biggest and best’ yet. In France, they’d call it a Millésime, a proper ‘Vintage’. This is great but the ongoing effects of a season like we’ve just had can have far-reaching consequences.

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January Ingredient of the Month: Southdown Lamb

We asked Chris Bailey, our Tasting Room Head Chef, his ingredient of the month in January…

Why Southdown Lamb? We use the best quality produce we can source from as close to the Estate as possible. This lamb has great flavour and it’s really good to be able to use lamb which is bred on the same ridge of land that Rathfinny sits on, on the South Downs.

Where do you source it from? Saddlescomb Farm

Best cooking tip? Rest the lamb well after cooking before carving.

Favourite dish you use it in? Roast Saddlescomb lamb loin, sweetbreads, barley, turnip and braised lettuce.

What wine would you recommend with the dish?

By the Glass: Sharpham Pinot Noir

By the Bottle: Beronia Gran Reserva

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Friday 8th March International Women’s Day Lunch

To mark International Women’s Day, The Tasting Room restaurant is holding a casual lunch hosted by Sarah Driver, Co-Owner of Rathfinny Estate.

To celebrate women’s achievements, join us for lunch where we will be offering everyone a complimentary glass of our still white wine, Cradle Valley.

Sarah will be on hand to chat to each table individually about her story and achievements with both Rathfinny and her charity, The Driver Youth Trust, which focuses on those learners who struggle with literacy in mainstream classrooms.

This is an informal event so everyone is welcome – bring your colleagues, sisters, friends, mothers.

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