AN EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMME

Our Rathfinny Reserved programme offers customers, for a limited time only, an exclusive opportunity to reserve cases of our vintage Blanc de Noirs and Blanc de Blancs, the most prestigious wines in our portfolio, prior to general release.

The next vintages on offer to Rathfinny Reserved customers will be 2019 Blanc de Noirs and 2019 Blanc de Blancs. Our Rathfinny Reserved programme is currently closed. Please sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about when it will open in 2021.

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Benefits of

RATHFINNY RESERVED

Security
Ensure you have secured your allocation of our most prestigious wines in our portfolio (usually restricted to only two bottles per person).
Special Offer
Take advantage of an exclusive, pre-purchase case price.
Exclusive Event
Rathfinny Reserved customers will be invited to attend an exclusive tour and tasting led by Rathfinny Owners, Mark and Sarah Driver. This will give you a chance to taste the wines prior to release the following year.
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Rathfinny 2016 Blanc de Noirs
One of England’s finest

Our Blanc de Blancs and Blancs de Noirs have been met with critical acclaim and are true reflection of our Sussex terroir. Will Lyons (Sunday Times wine columnist) described the Rathfinny 2016 Blanc de Noirs wine as: “Decadent and World Class”, whilst Jamie Goode (WineAnorak.com) called our Blanc de Blancs: “One of England’s finest.”

Blanc de Noirs 2016
Discover our current vintage of

Blanc de Noirs

Our signature Sussex Sparkling

Blanc de Blancs 2016
Discover our current vintage of

Blanc de Blancs

Our elegant Sussex Sparkling

Rathfinny Reserved

FAQs

WHAT IS RATHFINNY RESERVED?

Rathfinny Reserved gives private individuals the opportunity to reserve cases of our Sussex Sparkling a few years before it is released onto the general market.  Our wines have proven to be very popular and have been in short supply, making it difficult to buy our wines by the case.  This is the best way that fans of our wines can guarantee that they will be enjoying a few cases of Sussex Sparkling.

WHAT ARE YOU OFFERING AS PART OF THE 2021 RATHFINNY RESERVED PROGRAMME?
Exact wines will be published later in summer of 2021. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about the 2021 Rathfinny Reserved programme.
WHY BUY ‘RATHFINNY RESERVED’?

Our premium vintages, Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs, will always be a limited production, as we source the best grapes from across the Vineyard to blend these two premium wines. This is a unique opportunity to secure a guaranteed allocation, at a slight discount to the recommended retail price, as the majority will be sold through the premium on trade when released.

HOW DOES RATHFINNY RESERVED WORK?

Rathfinny ‘Reserved’ wine will have spent its first year in the bottle. The wine will spend a further two years lying in the bottle ‘on-lees’ in our temperature-controlled cellar, allowing the ‘autolytic’ flavours to develop. We plan to disgorge the wine, removing the yeast lees and will then release the wines to our ‘Reserved’ customers in the summer.  We will notify you when they are available for collection from the Vineyard or delivery can be arranged at a small extra charge.

We will invite Rathfinny Reserved customers to attend an exclusive tour and tasting led by Rathfinny Owners, Mark and Sarah Driver. This will give private individuals the chance to taste the wines prior to release.

All Rathfinny Reserved wines are sold at ‘under bond’ prices – therefore exclusive of excise duty and VAT, which is payable before collection or delivery.

WHAT DOES ‘UNDER BOND’ MEAN?

Under bond means that the wines are stored in a secure temperature-controlled warehouse and excise duty and VAT have not been paid on them. Excise duty and VAT will be applied when the wine leaves the warehouse.

WHAT EXACTLY DO I PAY NOW?

The price of the wine is exclusive of excise duty and VAT. Once the wines are released, excise duty and VAT will be payable.

HOW MUCH DUTY AND VAT DO I PAY FOR SPARKLING WINE?

Currently excise duty on sparkling wine in the UK is £2.86 per 75cl bottle. The VAT rate is currently 20% and is charged on top of the duty on the total cost of the bottle. However, rates of excise duty and VAT are subject to change by the UK government at any time and cannot be pre-paid.  Purchasers of Rathfinny Reserved outside the UK will be charged according to their local duty and tax arrangements.

HOW CAN I BUY THE WINES?

The wines can be purchased from the Rathfinny Shop website by credit or debit card or from the Rathfinny Estate Cellar Door, over the phone or instore.

ARE RATHFINNY RESERVED WINES INSURED?

Rathfinny will remain responsible for insuring the wine at the original invoice value until you collect or request delivery. Ownership of the wines will pass on settlement of all outstanding charges.

WHEN WILL THE WINES BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION OR DELIVERY?
Exact details of the 2021 Rathfinny Reserved programme will be published later in summer. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about the 2021 Rathfinny Reserved programme.