Rathfinny Wine Estate

Vendange and all that..

oct15_6_largeWe’re holding a ‘Village Vendange’ on Wednesday 26th October…

When I said this to Sarah she said “We can’t call it Vendange. It’s a village picking day”.

So that’s how it’s been publicised in the local Alfriston village shop and on the local village website. All welcome just let us know if you’re coming because in exchange for your labour we’re going to provide you with a lovely lunch!!

We decided a long time ago that as an English wine producer we should avoid, where possible, to use French words. We will only use the French words when an English equivalent is not available, or when the French word is the universally accepted descriptor.

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Our new press has arrived!

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Given our increasing crop yields, our four-tonne Coquard grape press was not sufficient to cope with the upcoming harvest, so we ordered a new eight-tonne press to give us sufficient capacity to allow us to process more fruit in a day.  In previous harvests, our picking window has been less than two weeks, so with increasing yields over the next few years we’ll continue to grow and add new presses until we have a total of four eight-tonne presses.

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RATHFINNY HARVEST 2019 HAS BEGUN

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