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


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



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

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:


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


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

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


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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