Rathfinny Wine Estate

It’s all go at Rathfinny..

We’re bottling our first wines next Monday and Tuesday. Sarah and I had a final taste yesterday and they’re tasting really good. The Sussex sparkling is a pure Chardonnay ‘Blanc de Blanc’, it’s a great base wine, with good acidity and body which will age really well. This wine will stay in the bottle, on the yeast lees, for about three years, until the end of 2017 or early 2018. Our first still wine is a blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay and this will be sold through the Gun Room in Alfriston from early June, under the label Cradle Valley. I’ll let you when it hits the Cellar Door and you are welcome to come in for a tasting!

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