Rathfinny can only be found in the finest establishments, from pioneering Michelin-starred restaurants to independently spirited wine merchants. These trade venues are made up of inspiring masters in their field, from top chefs to sommeliers and vintners.

Let these passionate individuals, the Masters, take you on a journey to discover our new 2019 vintages.


Remi Le Gavroche Sommelier at the Bar Square

Introducing Rathfinny 2019 Blanc de Noirs

Proudly served by Sommelier Remi Cousins at Le Gavroche and Sommelier Maria at Da Terra, our signature Sussex Sparkling is made from 81% Pinot Noir and 19% Pinot Meunier and has spent 36 months in bottle.

“The nose is charming and attractive. Lots of red fruits going on. From strawberry, raspberry, redcurrants to cherry griotte…The wine shows a stony minerality. The palate is really refreshing, with a sharp and clean acidity but as well a certain roundness in the mouth. A glass calls another.”  Remi Cousins

Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs 2019
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Sommelier Remi Cousins, Le Gavroche

Two Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Gavroche has proudly served Rathfinny since its first release. The restaurant however dates back to 1967 when it was the only French restaurant of its kind in London – offering the very best of classical French food with the highest standards of cooking and service. It has become a London institution maintaining the excellence for which it has always been famous. Set to close in 2024, the restaurant’s legacy and name will live on.

Maria & Raphael Da Terra Masters
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Maria and Rafael, Da Terra

Da Terra opened in January 2019 and after 8 months of hard work and dedication, Da Terra Gained its first Michelin star. Following a very eventful 2020, they were then awarded a second star in the Michelin Guide of 2021. Da Terra offers exceptional blind tasting menus lead by Chef and Owner Rafael with perfectly matched wines pairings recommended by Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer Maria, such as Rathfinny Blanc de Noirs.

Da Terra Plate

Introducing Rathfinny 2019 Rosé

 Proudly served at Michelin-Starred restaurant, Woven by Adam Smith, our expressive Sussex Sparkling, is made from 60% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay and 18% Pinot Meunier. Rose gold in colour, the delicate fine bubbles yield a creamy palate of clementines and kumquats, that give way to raspberries and strawberries, with a cleansing quince finish. Pair with Asian flavours such as Thai chilli crab and duck and ginger spring rolls or berry-based like a strawberry soufflé and cranberry trifle.

Head Chef Adam Smith at Woven
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Executive Chef Adam Smith, Coworth Park

Culinary genius Adam Smith is executive Head Chef at Woven by Adam Smith. Set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside this Michelin-starred restaurant is a tribute to exceptional British produce and the stories behind each ingredient. Adam perfectly pairs our new Rosé 2019 with a Cornish Crab dish with preserved radish, nashi pear and a Thai green sauce.

Rathfinny 2019 Rose Woven
Rathfinny & The Masters 2019 Rose The Drop
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Owner, Hayley Try Carreira, The Drop

Stylish wine bar and shop, The Drop, has cemented itself as one of the best wine bars and shops in London. You can spend some time browsing their impressive wine collection including Rathfinny, hand-selected by Hayley. Take a bottle home for a night in or choose a seat at one of their tables and enjoy a relaxed drink with some friendly company.

Rathfinny wine bar

Introducing Rathfinny 2019 Classic Cuvée

 Proudly sold in the historical Oxford Wine Company, our classic Sussex Sparkling is a blend of 44% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, made in the Traditional Method and aged for 36 months in the bottle. Displaying a honeyed lemon shade, this wine opens with a welcoming scent of red apple skins, transitioning into a luxurious palate of lemon meringue richness and a finish highlighted by the essence of red berry fruit.

Emily Oxford Wines Wine Barrel
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Emily Silva DipWSET, Head of Retail

The historic town of Oxford is home to the multi-award-wining Oxford Wine Company which was crowned the Best Independent Wine Merchant in the UK by Harpers Wine this year.

The shops have seen many iterations over the decades, from a humble garage to the three shops around Oxford we see today. With more than 2,000 wines and spirits in their archive, there are many treasures to be found, including our Rathfinny Sussex Sparkling wines.

Oxford Wine Company and Rathfinny 2019 Classic
Oxford Wine Company Retail Bag

Introducing Rathfinny 2019 Blanc de Blancs

 Proudly served in our very own Tasting Room restaurant, our 2019 Blanc de Blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes and is beautifully matched with fish and seafood dishes such as turbot with samphire, crab risotto or seabass sashimi.

Rathfinny Silvia Tasting Room
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Tasting Room Assistant Manager, Silvia Viramontes

Dynamic duo, Chef Chris Bailey and Tasting Room Assistant Manager, Silvia Viramontes work seamlessly together to ensure the best service and attention across every aspect of the Tasting Room restaurant.

Silvia brings years of fine dining experience to Sussex from the States, having worked in high end restaurants and acclaimed wine distributors such as The Henry Wine Group in California. Silvia brings her wealth of wine knowledge to the restaurant to train staff and works closely with Chris to develop our wine lists and pairing menus.


Chris and Silvia in the Tasting Room Rathfinny & The Masters
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Chef Chris Bailey

Chris trained at Westminster College and has worked in some top restaurants across London and Spain. His years of experience culminated in being awarded a Michelin Star at The Black Rat in Winchester. Chris joined the Rathfinny team in 2018 to launch the Tasting Room restaurant and he now manages all dining experiences across the Estate.

Inspired by seasonal produce and conversations with farmers, Chris has created a distinct style of cooking, synonymous with Rathfinny quality.

2019 Blanc de Blancs in Ice Bucket Tasting Room
2019 Blanc de Blancs Tasting Room with Turbot
Rathfinny Estate Landscape July

About the 2019 Vintage

The 2019 growing season started early. We experienced record breaking temperatures during late July and a very warm August, but a wet end to September and October. Whilst harvest was soggy, the fruit prevailed and produced some lovely wines that pay homage to the long hot summer.

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New 2019 vintages

Our low-intervention, Traditional Method, Vintage Sussex Sparkling wines are a true expression of our terroir. Produced from hand-harvested grapes that are whole-bunch pressed and patiently matured, on lees and in bottle to develop rich, autolytic notes, with a low dosage that emphasises the purity of our fruit. We aim to preserve the wonderful natural flavours of the grapes with as little intervention as possible.