Rathfinny Wine Estate

13th December Winter Astronomy Evening £45 per person

We have pleasure in once again collaborating with our friend and neighbour, Jane Green, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, for what promises to be another evening to remember.

This is the night when the annual Geminids meteor shower peaks. A beautiful near Full Moon will illuminate the night sky but a preponderance of dazzling shooting stars will still be visible streaking above the Rathfinny landscape. Add to this a backdrop of the fabulous winter constellations of the Great Bear, Cancer, Orion, Taurus, Andromeda and Pegasus and it promises to be a magical evening!

So, we thought, why not celebrate with an evening of astronomy in the perfect setting of our Flint Barns?

 The event will start with a festive Seven Sisters cocktail and short talk about Rathfinny’s progress and development. Our Flint Barns team will then serve a 3-course set menu and the evening of astronomy will begin. Please see the menu below.

Jane, a recent guest on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ show and fresh from presenting for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Team at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, is a presenter, broadcaster, science writer and successful author. She is a natural, eloquent and captivating speaker who possesses that rare ability to communicate the complexities of astronomy in a warm and easy to understand way. So why not join us for an insightful and memorable night!

7 – 10pm

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We are also offering a 10% discount off Flint Barns rooms that evening, so why not fully relax and stay over after the evening? To enquire about availability please contact the Flint Barns team on flintbarns@rathfinnyestate.com

Location. The Flint Barns

5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th & 20th & 21st December CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION EVENINGS £60 per person

Want to celebrate Christmas but don’t want to do all the work? Celebrate at the Flint Barns. Our ‘home away from home’ welcoming atmosphere allows you, your colleagues, friends and family to celebrate in a relaxed setting.

Christmas Celebration dinners includes a welcome Seven Sisters festive cocktail on arrival, a delicious home cooked three-course Christmas meal and mince pies to finish.

7pm – 1130pm

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We are also offering a 10% discount off Flint Barns rooms on these nights, so why not fully relax and stay over after? To enquire about availability please contact the Flint Barns team on flintbarns@rathfinnyestate.com

Location. The Flint Barns

A different take on sustainability

 We often talk about sustainability here at Rathfinny, and that takes many forms from repurposing our menu’s in the restaurant for scrap paper to the introduction of paper rather than plastic spray guards around the young vines. One thing we haven’t really touched on is bird control.

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Going up North

On Friday 21st June, I travelled out of my jurisdiction up to the wonderful city of Leeds.

Rathfinny were invited to show our recently launched 2015 Blanc de Noirs and our 2016 Rosé sparkling wines by Harvey Nichols.  Not an invite to turn down.  It was with much excitement that I boarded the choo choo as I knew this was a great opportunity to show case our current wines to a new audience.

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New tanks arriving

It’s been another busy week at Rathfinny. We took delivery of three new 58,000-litre blending tanks (each double the size of a petrol tanker), a further four new fermentation tanks, and two bottling tanks, ready for harvest this year and bottling next month.

They look rather nice now, in situ, but it was a slight shock when they arrived and we hoped that we’d measured the width of the entrance correctly! Jonathan Médard our winemaker was sweating a little more than the others, but they just squeezed in with an inch (2.5cms) to spare on either side… A perfectly designed winery. Well done to all concerned.

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