Cellar Door

Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, United Kingdom, BN26 5TU
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About Cellar Door

Situated within our Sussex Heritage Award-winning Winery, with panoramic views of the vineyard and the beautiful South Downs, you can drop in to taste and purchase our Sussex wines and Seven Sisters spirits. This is also where our vineyard & winery tours start and finish.

In addition, we have a carefully selected range of gifts and wine related products from our Cellar Door.

Cuisine: Winery
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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

We had such a lovely time. Even though we are going through difficult times we found everything was spotless but staff made us feel relaxed and welcomed.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

What a wonderful afternoon we had. A fascinating tour of the estate with our excellent guide Corinne, and a lovely tasting of four wines. We followed this by a meal at the flint barn that was delicious. All this in a beautiful and relaxing setting. We didn't want to go home!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

We didn’t eat at Rathfinny so couldn’t award five stars, but the tour and wine tasting were great. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

A very good tour and a excellent tour guide

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Great Picnic lunch , excellent service - our only real comment was the Picnic really needed some sort of Menu Card in box explaining what all the items were and in what order to eat them as when you order online you do not see the full menu as such so a menu would have been really useful. Also you should 'join up' the Picnic & Tour Booking systems so you can book them together - as I had huge problems marrying the dates in the 2 booking systems together - resulting in me having to phone you several times ( also very difficult to get you to answer!) and this did mar the initial experience of coming to you which was a shame for such a simple thing to get right - you need a better Customer Online Booking Experience in a nutshell!

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Our winery tour and tasting led by Jack was excellent: he has a deep knowledge of viticulture at the winery and is very enthusiastic. Luckily we were the last tour of the day, as he overran by 30 minutes, although we enjoyed every minute.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Jack gave us the tour. Answered every Q the knowledgable wine drinkers amongst us had. Totally knows his subject and the business. The wine tasting afterwards was very informative too but as driver I passed mine to my husband who was very grateful ! All lasted about 1.5hrs. Then i drove the half a mile to the restaurant as quite hilly. We had a picnic takeaway and ate at their benches. The food is really well presented despite being in takeaway boxes. I had lobster and chips. Wow superb. Husband had smoked salmon and whitebait. We were really impressed. We will definitely visit again and totally recommend this lovely vineyard. Loved it here 👍

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

Our guide Jack was very good indeed - very informative. Made it a really enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

The wine tour was given to me as a birthday gift. Rathfinny's is an amazing place, the tour guide ,Jack, was exceptional, so informative and interesting. The wines we tasted were gorgeous, so much so I bought three of them! I cannot recommend the whole experience highly enough and look forward to going back to enjoy another visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Very interesting tour and extremely knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. Many thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Wow! What can I say. The whole day was amazing. The picnic food was divine, wine tasting was brilliant but the best part was our tour guide. She was absolutely brilliant and she made the day. Thank you so much.

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

We had a very informative tour of the wine estate and wine tasting session . Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly . It was a relaxed and enjoyable . We would recommend this tour to our friends . The estate is in a beautiful setting and the wines are delightful . We hope to come back on a sunny day next time .

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

Met with family & enjoyed a lovely afternoon of a tour & winetasting. Followed by, a good meal in the restaurant with a fantastic view. I thought that the small group tour of 5 people, was an excellent way to see the vineyard & have time to ask lots of questions. Our guide Christina was excellent & put up with all our questions.

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

From start to finish it was a great day out - perfect!!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

The lady that did our tour (Caroline?), was really excellent - just the right amount of detail, and all explained very naturally without any sense of following a script. The wines were good too, with no pressure to buy any after the tasting! The take-away food was nice enough but just seemed over-priced when we were eating it out of a cardboard box.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

We were unable to stay for the picnic hamper as my guests cannot eat fish but we bought a chilled bottle of the sparkling rose to go with our food and it was excellent. Our tour guide Corrine was brilliant - she shared her knowledge well and wow what an amazing set up you are putting together for Sussex!! The wine tasting was special with Corinne’s input - very enjoyable indeed.

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

I think your wine is great but a little over priced

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Visited On Saturday, 22 August 2020

It was good to come back and witness the progress you’ve made . It was great to see the amazing bottling space . The machinery is awesome and it would be great to see it working ! Caroline was a great leader !

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

Great tour and a really impressive facility. Guide was very knowledgeable.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 August 2020

Delicious food, everything had a distinct flavour but completely went together. Very friendly service. Good price for such a fantastic meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 August 2020

We had an excellent visit on a perfect sunny day. We found all the staff very friendly, polite and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 August 2020

Really enjoyed the tour in beautiful surroundings. Knowledgeable and friendly guide and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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Visited On Friday, 14 August 2020

Had a brilliant time, thanks so much!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

Very interesting tour led by Carolyn who was extremely knowledgable. Really enjoyed our gift experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

A fabulous tour with Jack. Amazing scenery, and great wine. Just wish we had booked a time that allowed us to stop longer, eat and enjoy the location more.

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