The Rathfinny Wine Estate, established in 2010 by Mark and Sarah Driver, produces Sussex Sparkling wines that rival the best traditional method sparkling wines in the world.
The first Sussex Sparkling wine produced conforming to the strict Sussex PDO guidelines, ensuring quality wines from Sussex, were bottled in early 2015 and were released in the Summer of 2018.
As well a wine producer, the Estate is a popular destination for visitors, walkers and wine enthusiasts. In the Winery, the Cellar Door offers organised Vineyard tours and an opportunity to taste and purchase wine. Also within the Winery is the Tasting Room restaurant, awarded The Plate Michelin 2020 run by head chef Chris Bailey. With large panoramic windows and balcony overlooking the Vineyard, open seven days a week and serves a seasonal menus using locally sourced ingredients to match our wines.
Whether you are looking for a weekend away as a family, as a couple or walking the South Downs Way with a group of friends, our Flint Barns are the perfect place to stay. These historic buildings in the Cradle Valley lie at the western end of the Estate, and have been beautifully restored and extended to the highest standard, forming a beautifully appointed “home away from home”.