Rathfinny Wine Estate

Exciting times!

Hello everyone, it’s my favourite season of the year, spring is just around the corner and so is the opening of the fabulous Flint Barns. I’m super excited to be able to tell you all that our first weekend of opening will be 27th & 28th February. To begin with the Flint Barns will be open only on the weekends or during the week for large groups or exclusive hire. For further details or to make an online booking our website is now live so please visit the website here.

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A weekend of chamber music at Rathfinny

If there is one thing I have learnt over the past four and a half years, it is that we are on a steep learning curve in so many ways!  Not only with the world of wine and creating the perfect Sussex Sparkling but in relation to starting a business, taking on a staff (now 19), opening a shop, understanding PR and branding, designing websites, fitting out Flint Barns (recently described by Sawdays as a ‘poshtel’!) but I have also learnt more than I want to about planning applications, bats and waste water treatment plants!

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Pruning 101

We’re still Pruning and it was suggested that we try and explain why we prune and how we prune the vines so what better way to do this than with a short video…

So we have produced a short video on pruning, with Rick Burrows from the vineyard explaining how, and why we prune:


While all the tasks in the vineyard are important nothing is more critical than pruning. There are a four main reasons we prune:

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Alfriston is undergoing essential mains water replacement and there is no through access from 3rd January – 30th May. Click below for alternative routes: