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
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
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 email@example.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.
We thought you would like to see our video on pruning featuring Cameron, our Vineyard Manager.
One of the things I love about working in the Gun Room is chatting with our customers. I often find there’s a connection or that someone has a particularly interesting personal story.
May 27 – June 4
Whitsun brings English Wine Week. We have our regular Vineyard tours on the 26, 27 and 28 May. Additionally, if you are visiting the Gun Room on Saturday May 27th you will be able to purchase wine by the glass from noon. Look out for Plumpton Estate’s The Dene (sparkling) and our own Hobbs Hawth (still). Why not enjoy a glass in our courtyard café with complimentary nibbles?