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.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

I'm assuming that this section is due the restaurant. We loved the restaurant atmosphere, view, and service. Our food was perfectly prepared and presented with skill and we really enjoyed our meal. While we appreciate there are limits to what establishments can do - we felt rather uncomfortable a the arrival of a table of 6 who clearly were not from the same household, same family maybe. Another table of four were clearly two couples who we strongly suspect did not live in the same household. For this reason we could not recommend the experience to others at this time.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Tasting of 3 Sussex Sparkling led by a very friendly and knowledgeable host. Would recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

We had a wonderful lunch and portfolio wine tasting at Rathfinney this weekend. The food was excellent comprising of seasonal tasty produce and the service both welcoming and friendly. We learnt so much from the wine tasting delivered with such enthusiasm by Jack - he really is an asset to the business. All in all a fabulous experience and we will be back in the summer! Thanks again!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Good was lovely, the tour well very informative

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Absolutely fantastic tour provided by Jack who is a credit to your winery. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and cannot wait to visit again soon for lunch. Merry Christmas

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

We have been on wine tours before but never have they been explained so clearly and with such enthusiasm and interest. We had a really good time- despite the weather! The tastings were great too. We followed our tour with a lunch- absolutely superb. We could find no fault with anything and would highly recommend it as a fantastic day out

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

We spent a wonderful afternoon being shown round the winery. Jack was a fantastic guide, incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learned so much and found it fascinating. The tasting was great too but made so much better by having some understanding of the process. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Hello Our guide was great think her name was Caroline.would have been nice to see the factory in motion even as a demonstration or little video clips as you go round the plant I loved the little glasses the wine came in you should sell them in your shop Think it’s a little over priced and would have been nice to have some nibbles to compliment the samples of wine Elena

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

I found the tour incredibly interesting. I was amazed at the sophistication of production. Guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Jack was a fabulous guide! Passionate, knowledgeable and kept us interested!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Excellent tour and tasting. Knowledgeable guide who showed us the whole process. Generous tasting with intelligent conversation. Impromptu fish lunch in the vineyard at the end was fantastic. Very good experience

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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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