Rathfinny Wine Estate

Thursday 9th July, 19:00 - 22:30 Summer Astronomy Evening – The Northern Lights Delights £47.50

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

This time, Jane will share her recent bucket list odyssey when she witnessed the Northern Lights. As well as giving an insight into the delights of Lapland, Jane shares her trip deep into the wilderness of the Arctic Circle, taking us on an insightful journey into the origins of the glorious aurora borealis on not just this planet but other planets in the solar system too.

Add to this an opportunity of seeing the wonders of the summer constellations and stunning Milky Way Galaxy from Rathfinny’s unique panoramic viewing platform, and we have the recipe for yet another unforgettable evening’s viewing. So, we thought, why not capitalise with an evening of astronomy in the perfect setting of our Flint Barns?

The event will start with a summery Seven Sisters gin cocktail and a 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.

We are offering a 10% discount off Flint Barns bedrooms on Thursday 23rd so why not fully relax and stay over after dinner? To enquire about availability please email flintbarns@rathfinnyestate.com

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Location. The Flint Barns

Happy New Year!

It’s the start of a new decade and I’ve been reflecting about our journey that started almost 10 years ago – it’s hard to believe. If I’m very honest, last year was very hard work.  Not that the earlier years weren’t, but it was hard in a different way.  From 2010-2018 we were so focused on just doing what had to be done.  Vines to be ordered, early staff to be recruited, buildings to be renovated and a winery to be designed and built.  The vines arrived and then we needed to put in the trellising and wires, deal with planning issues, start to design and plan the Flint Barns, work out a waste water plant all alongside developing a brand, stationery, cards and a logo.  More staff were recruited and suddenly we had an accounts team and a growing back office.

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Wednesday 26th February 2020 Art for breakfast £20

Following a light and healthy breakfast prepared by our Flint Barns chefs, Dr Darren Clarke, Head of Collections, Research and Exhibitions at Charleston will give a talk providing insight into life behind the scenes at Charleston. The staff at Charleston are encouraged to use their own creativity and experience to make Charleston a living experience for all.

The Charleston Trust is the organisation that cares for the former home of the Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. The Bloomsbury group included some of the twentieth century’s most pioneering artists, writers and thinkers – people who believed in debate, creativity, beauty, innovation and truth and whose work was guided by a sense of fun, freedom and irreverence

Dr Darren Clarke is the Rausing Head of Collections, Research and Exhibitions for The Charleston Trust. He has curated several exhibitions including Orlando at the present time (2018) and Post-Impressionist Living: The Omega Workshops (2019). Among his published works he has contributed the essay, Queer Bloomsbury (EUP, 2016) and is Editor of the Charleston Press.

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Location. The Flint Barns

2019 Harvest- Over!

2019 has been one of those years where it all looked like everything was going to be great and easy and then the weather had other ideas right at the last minute.
The season was generally ok, nothing like 2018 but a fairly good one for the UK with above average temperatures for most of the year. Then it all suddenly turned in September, bringing us the first wet and at times challenging harvest in the history of Rathfinny.

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Harvest 2019

Harvest at Rathfinny is expected to start next week, on or about 9th October.  So far, we have had over 400 people sign up directly via our website and have over 20 people booked to stay on-site at the Flint Barns, from as far afield as Abu Dhabi and Alberta, Canada.

As Cameron said recently “We must be doing something right!”.  I believe we’re treating people well, with reasonable

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