If you haven’t heard already, harvest, which marks the start of autumn for us, is the best time of year to visit our Wine Estate. Upon entering the drive, you’ll see the Vineyard looking in fine form. From mid-October, our incredible Vineyard crew and picking team from the local community assemble to pick the grapes from our 385,000 vines, whilst the Winery team prepare to work their Sussex Sparkling magic. We believe Harvest is just as much about the people as it is the grapes, so we’ve compiled a guide to experience a taste of Rathfinny whether you’re near or far away.
A talented visionary, Chris Bailey is the Estate Head Chef at Rathfinny Wine Estate who has already achieved, along with his team, a Michelin Plate for the Tasting Room in just his first year of service. In this spotlight, Chris gives an insight into how he has developed his craft, what inspires his menus, the affects of COVID on his friends in the hospitality industry and exciting plans for the Tasting Room this autumn and winter.
2020 certainly didn’t begin the way anyone could have expected, but as lockdown measures ease and little luxuries like dining out and planning trips resume, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about what’s going on at Rathfinny this summer. Whether you’re near or far away from our Estate, we want to share a taste of Sussex with you.