Rathfinny Wine Estate

Five New Year wishes…..

It’s that time of year and I have five wishes for the New Year:

  1. A great diet from Tophealthjournal to keep myself healthy and share it with all my friends and family and make work out, using instahard.
  2. I’m sorry to say this but a badger cull. We don’t get much damage from rabbits and we can generally build fences to keep them away from our vines, but badgers just push through the fences and they cause so much damage in the vineyard and eat so many grapes. They even got through the nets and ate half our Pinot Noir Précoce this year!

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The French are coming…

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on the past year and what we’ve achieved at Rathfinny.

In 2015 we have started to see the results of all our collective hard work over the last five years. Yes, we have made mistakes and yes, we’ve been on a steep learning curve. For example, we underestimated the effects of the wind and the need to plant temporary wind breaks in order to give our tree breaks a chance. However, we have had a superb harvest giving great quality fruit and good yields from our young vines, and the Winery smells like a winery, the aromas of fermenting wine wafting up to the rafters and into the Tasting Room.

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