Plan your Tour & Tasting at Rathfinny Wine Estate

Tour the Estate and learn how we turn our grapes into Sussex Sparkling wine & taste our world-class sparkling wines. Discover our summer and winter tours, self-guided tours, pre-bookable tastings and portfolio tastings.

 

Winter tour
November to April

EXCLUSIVE WINTER ESTATE TOURS

Join us this winter for a tour of the Estate, where you will see how we turn our grapes into Sussex wines. During this enjoyable tour, you will learn how a typical year of growing vines and wine production progresses. Among the highlights are a visit to our RIBA nominated Winery to learn the process and care involved in making high quality sparkling wines, followed by an exclusive visit to our bottling building, concluding with a tasting of our Cradle Valley still wines. All tours start at the Cellar Door.

Time. 10.15am and 12noon | Duration. 1hr 30mins in total | Price. £20 per person | Availability. 6 places per tour

Walking Tour
No booking required

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TRAIL

If you wish to explore the Estate in your own time, visit our Cellar Door during opening hours to collect a walking map and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Estate. Maps can also be downloaded via the button below. The walking map also includes the Rathfinny Trail which can be walked as part of a larger walk in the area, in its entirety or by starting at the Cellar Door or Flint Barns.

Guided tasting
Monday to Friday

SUSSEX WINE TASTING

Join us for a pre-booked wine tasting led by an experienced tasting guide. Tastings start at 1130am and are thirty minutes long and include a short introduction to Rathfinny followed by a guided tasting of a selection of our current wine portfolio.

Time. 11:30am | Duration. 30mins | Price. £9.50 per person | Availability. 6 places per tasting

Wine Tasting
November to April

Portfolio Tastings

During this brand new and exclusive tasting, you will taste a comprehensive selection of our portfolio of wines and spirits. An introduction to Rathfinny whilst immersed in the winery will set the backdrop for your tasting of current and previous vintages, side-by-side for the first time.

Time. 3pm (weekends only) | Duration. 1hr 15mins in total | Price. £25 per person | Availability. 6 places per tasting

All tours and tastings start at the Cellar Door

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Further Information

Terms & conditions

TOUR TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Tours will continue to run in the event of inclement weather, unless it is deemed unsafe by Rathfinny Wine Estate, in which case you will be offered a credit note. Rathfinny reserves the right to postpone tours as required. We recommend that suitable outdoor activity clothing and footwear is worn. Payment for Tours is due at the time of booking. Tickets are non-refundable, however, we may be able to transfer them to an alternative date with a minimum of four weeks’ notice. We request that everyone maintains social distancing measures throughout the tour and uses the hand sanitiser provided. During tastings, guests will be facing the same direction and positioned 2-metres apart (if not from the same household).

If you wish to dine in the Tasting Room restaurant following your tour this must be booked separately in advance and is subject to availability.

PRE-BOOKED TASTING TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Rathfinny reserves the right to postpone tastings as required. Payment for Tastings is due at the time of booking. Tickets are non-refundable, however, we may be able to transfer them to an alternative date with a minimum of four weeks’ notice. We request that everyone maintains social distancing measures whilst on site and uses the hand sanitiser provided. During tastings, guests will be facing the same direction and positioned 2-metres apart (if not from the same household).

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR SAFETY INFORMATION.

We welcome walkers to the Estate. Please be aware of your safety and remember that we are a working vineyard, with heavy machinery, and it is really important that you:

  • Keep to the path
  • Follow the signs at all times
  • Keep dogs on leads and clear up their mess
  • Take care when crossing roads
  • Follow the countryside code

Please park only in designated car parks and not in lay-bys, which are constantly in use.