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