Rathfinny Wine Estate, situated in the South Downs National Park in East Sussex, offers a personal approach to weddings, corporate experiences, private dining, tours and tastings.

Wedding guests sitting at long tables

Private Hire Brochure

Discover multiple venue options across our single-site wine estate, spanning 93 hectares of vines and situated just three miles from the English Channel.

About Rathfinny

We are a family-owned, grower-producer with B Corp certification which is an international accreditation that legally commits businesses to be a force for good. We craft low-intervention,Traditional Method, vintage sparkling wines with Sussex PDO status which stands for Protected Designation of Origin; a mark of excellence and provenance.

As well as making world-class sparkling wine, we have an extensive visitor offer, spanning accommodation, dining and tours. Our Estate provides the perfect escape from the everyday to create memorable experiences; whether that be to achieve your business goals or host a once in a lifetime event.

Flint Barns Bed and Breakfast at Rathfinny Wine Estate
Exclusive Use

The Flint Barns

With the labour of family love and keen attention to design, our renovated Flint Barns has been transformed with understated sophistication, housing 10 en-suite bedrooms, a dining room, lounge and meetings space.

The Flint Barns is available to hire on an exclusive use basis for a private off-site meeting or event.

Price is £4,900 per night for a maximum of 26 guests. This includes bed and breakfast and access to all areas for meetings and hosting.

Snug Meetings & Events Space
Flint Barns

The Snug

The Snug is a flexible meeting and events space located in our Flint Barns and can be hired out as a meeting room or for an event between Wednesday to Friday.

Half day: 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm – £395

Full day: 9am – 5.30pm – £595

What comes as standard:  Tea & coffee | TV screen and/or flipcharts | Rathfinny notepads, pens and pencils | Member of staff on hand to assist.

Room layout specifications, sample menus and extra details can be found in our brochure.

Tasting Room Private Meeting Layout Landscape
Exclusive Use for a Meeting

The Tasting Room

Located within our award-winning Winery, with panoramic views of the Vineyard and South Downs, our Tasting Room venue is perfect for small and intimate meetings.

Rates: Full day hire for maximum 25 people, 8am to 6pm – £3,000.

What comes as standard:  Tea & coffee | TV screen and/or flipcharts | Rathfinny notepads, pens and pencils | Member of staff on hand to assist.

Room layout specifications, sample menus and extra details can be found in our brochure.

Wine Tasting at the Cellar Door
The Snug & Tasting Room

Optional Extras for your Meeting

We’re keen to help customise your visit with a selection of added extras to create a truly memorable experience:

  • Our chefs are happy to prepare a working breakfast and lunch offering a delicious menu showcasing locally-sourced seasonal ingredients.
  • Book dinner in our Flint Barns Dining Room and/or lunch in our Tasting Room restaurant.
  • Learn more about Rathfinny wines with a private talk and wine tasting or a tour and wine tasting (see below).
  • Overnight stay at the Flint Barns (subject to availability).
Tasting Room Meeting Space with Balcony View
Rathfinny Writing Pad
Rathfinny Tasting Room Wine Dinner
Tasting Room

Private Event Hire

If you are planning an intimate event such as a private dinner or drinks reception, perhaps for a birthday, wedding meal or anniversary, then our Tasting Room is available for your celebration.

Headed up by Executive Chef Chris Bailey in the kitchen and our front of house team, the Tasting Room is proudly featured in the Michelin Guide and houses a dining room seating 30 and long balcony bar.

Rates from £4,900 for private hire and available Wednesday to Sunday.

Extra details can be found in our events brochure.

Rathfinny Vineyard
The Tasting Room boasts panoramic Vineyard views
Tasting Room Balcony Good for Parties
Balcony bar
Tasting Room Interior
Tasting Room interiors
Rathfinny Wine Dinner Party Leiths TR
The perfect space for intimate celebrations
Rathfinny Talk and Tasting

Talk & Tastings

To break up your private meeting or event, why not book a talk and tasting with one of our expert guides? This consists of an introduction to Rathfinny Wine Estate followed by a tasting of four of our Rathfinny Sussex wines.

1 hour in total | £30 per person

Wine Tour

Tours & Tastings

Depending on the time of year, our expert tour guides will take you on either a walk through the vines or guide you through our RIBA nominated Winery and Bottling buildings to learn the processes and care involved in making high quality wines, concluding with a tasting of our Sussex
Sparkling wines.

1 hour 45 minutes in total | £40 per person

Make an Enquiry

Let us help you create the perfect event. Fill in the form below, feel free to ask us about any aspects of the Rathfinny Wine Estate and we will get back to you within 24 hours.