Rathfinny Wine Estate

Saturday 6th July, Sunday 7th July, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July Dining in the Vines

We have partnered with Big Green Egg, the team behind the ceramic charcoal BBQs that are loved by Michelin chefs, food aficionados and barbecue-heads across the globe, to bring you an alfresco Vineyard dining experience you won’t want to miss.

Join us this summer for a series of lunch and dinner feasts of local and seasonal dishes cooked over fire by our Tasting Room chef Chris Bailey and his team. The open air feast will be served “sharing style” to a long table within the Vineyard, giving you the chance to dine in the vines.

Ticket price – £50 per head (includes a welcome Seven Sisters cocktail).

Please see the sample menu HERE



Tuesday 16th July Summer Astronomy Night

We have the pleasure in once again collaborating with our friend and neighbour, Jane Green, for what promises to be an evening to remember.

On the 16th July, the skies over Rathfinny will host a partial lunar eclipse with the Moon rising at 9.05pm. As if this wasn’t enough, the planets Jupiter and Saturn should also be visible, with Saturn at its best. We thought, why not celebrate with an evening of astronomy in the perfect setting of our Flint Barns?

Please arrive at the Flint Barns at 7pm where you will be greeted with a glass of our Cradle Valley wine. Our Flint Barns team will then serve a 3-course set menu and the evening of astronomy will begin.

Jane is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society as well as 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. She makes the ‘ungraspable’ graspable so why not join her for what promises to be a truly magical night?

Book your place HERE

Location. The Flint Barns, Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU

Sunday 23rd June An afternoon with Chris Difford

Enjoy an afternoon in the Flint Barns with the legendary Chris Difford, co-founding member of Squeeze. Chris has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Cool For Cats’ and ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Tempted’ and many others.

Arrival – 12pm

Chris Difford First Set – 12.45pm

Lunch – 1.30pm

Chris Difford Second Set – 3.00pm

£40 per ticket. Book now to avoid disappointment!


Location. Flint Barns, Rathfinny Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU

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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