Rathfinny Wine Estate

Wednesday 26th February 2020 Art for breakfast £20

Following a light and healthy breakfast prepared by our Flint Barns chefs, Dr Darren Clarke, Head of Collections, Research and Exhibitions at Charleston will give a talk providing insight into life behind the scenes at Charleston. The staff at Charleston are encouraged to use their own creativity and experience to make Charleston a living experience for all.

The Charleston Trust is the organisation that cares for the former home of the Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. The Bloomsbury group included some of the twentieth century’s most pioneering artists, writers and thinkers – people who believed in debate, creativity, beauty, innovation and truth and whose work was guided by a sense of fun, freedom and irreverence

Dr Darren Clarke is the Rausing Head of Collections, Research and Exhibitions for The Charleston Trust. He has curated several exhibitions including Orlando at the present time (2018) and Post-Impressionist Living: The Omega Workshops (2019). Among his published works he has contributed the essay, Queer Bloomsbury (EUP, 2016) and is Editor of the Charleston Press.

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Location. The Flint Barns

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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2018 Harvest

Our harvest begins on Monday 1st October for approximately three weeks. During harvest the following changes for visitors will be in place:

TASTING ROOM & CELLAR DOOR

The Tasting Room restaurant will be CLOSED due to its proximity to harvest activity.

Our Cellar Door will be relocated to our Estate Office for sales and tastings of our available wines and gin. Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

FLINT BARNS

The Flint Barns will be open for teas, coffees, light lunches.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am-4pm

RATHFINNY TRAIL

The Rathfinny Trail will be closed during harvest.  The section which passes through the vineyard and past the Flint Barns will be closed to allow us to harvest all the vines.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01323 870022 or email us at events@rathfinnyestate.com if you have any questions.

Please do take great care and heed instructions whilst on the Estate during harvest as it will be very busy.

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WE ARE OPEN AS USUAL

Alfriston is undergoing essential mains water replacement and there is no through access from 3rd January – 30th May. Click below for alternative routes:

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