Rathfinny shares the love this season with a new Valentine’s Day offer that hopes to bring something special into the homes of their customers, offering beautifully curated English hampers, exclusive wine and spirits cases and bottles of Sussex Sparkling.
This year the renowned English Wine Estate will be launching their first Valentine’s Day Case which includes their highly acclaimed 2017 sparkling Rosé (hailed as “Ravishing” and a “Star Buy” by Susy Atkins for The Sunday Telegraph), along with their Cradle Valley 2018 Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc and 2018 Seven Sisters Gin at an exclusive offer price of £79. The 2017 Rathfinny Sparkling Rosé will also be available with a complimentary gift box, perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat.
The award-winning Vineyard will also be selling Valentine’s hampers containing artisanal treats from British producers, including Paxton and Whitfield’s biscuits and chutneys, Drinks Biscuits, Olly’s Olives, Rebel charcuterie, Sussex Charmer cheddar cheese and delicious confectionery from The Chocolate Society. The hampers can be purchased via Rathfinny’s Cellar Door shop or online, with complimentary delivery available nation-wide.
Sarah Driver, Rathfinny Co-Owner, said, “As always, we’re delighted to be promoting fellow British producers, but it’s especially important during this difficult time to support these businesses.”
After the challenge of Dry January and the gloomy winter months, Rathfinny’s Valentine’s offer is perfect for couples and bubbles looking to enjoy an ‘at-home date night’. The Valentine’s cases and hampers make a wonderful gift to send to a loved one during these isolating times.
Buoyant online sales of premium drink brands appear to be one of the few bright spots in an industry that has been hit hard by successive lockdowns. Rathfinny Co-Owner, Mark Driver said, “Many of us are looking to treat ourselves in some small way during these tough times, and many are looking for something a little bit different from their usual sparkling wine to consume at home – something they cannot find on the supermarket shelves.” Stating that; “There is an increase in buying directly from the Vineyard because it makes their purchase feel more personal – they can read about the people working at the Estate and the skills and passion put into producing these hand-crafted, vintage wines”.
Rathfinny Wine Estate in East Sussex is one of the country’s most admired vineyards. Its Sussex Sparkling wines rival the world’s finest ‘Traditional Method’ sparkling wines and are sold in many of the country’s leading restaurants and hotels. With many people looking to support British businesses that offer a trusted, quality and reliable service, it is no wonder Rathfinny’s sales have been boosted by highly enthusiastic reviews from leading wine critics, such as Will Lyons (Sunday Times wine columnist) who described the 2016 Blanc de Noirs as: “Decadent and World Class.”
The full portfolio of Rathfinny’s Sussex wines, including Magnums and exclusive case combinations, are available from their online shop and Cellar Door shop on the Estate and are perfect for discovering the complete Sussex wine experience. Customers can place orders in advance using the ‘click and collect’ service on their online shop (shop.rathfinnyestate.com), or locals can visit the Estate, carrying out social distancing measures.
For those wishing to gift an experience to look forward to when COVID restrictions relax, Rathfinny also offers a range of gift vouchers to spoil someone this Valentine’s Day with a visit to the Sussex Estate. Experiences include overnight packages for couples to stay at the beautifully restored Flint Barns, situated in the heart of the Vineyard; along with Estate tours and three-course lunches at their Michelin Plate Tasting Room restaurant.
Rathfinny Estate, located on a wonderful south-facing slope in East Sussex, was established in 2010 by husband-and-wife team, Mark and Sarah Driver, on the site of a working arable farm. The first vines were planted in 2012 and today Rathfinny comprises over 200 acres of predominantly Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.
PRICES & DETAILS
· 2017 Rathfinny Rosé, £36 a bottle, includes a complimentary gift box for Valentine’s Day.
· Valentine’s Day Case, includes 2017 Rathfinny Rosé, 2018 Cradle Valley Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris, 2018 Seven Sisters Gin), Exclusive Offer price of £79
· Valentine’s Day Hamper includes Paxton & Whitfield Poppy & Linseed Crackers, The Chocolate Society Raspberry White Chocolate, Olly’s Olives Chilli & Rosemary, Drinks Biscuits Pecorino, Rosemary & Scottish Seaweed, Paxton & Whitfield Damson Fruit Cheese, Sussex Charmer cheddar, Rebel charcuterie, £56 with charcuterie & £53.50 without charcuterie.
· Dinner, bed & breakfast voucher, £215 for two
· Tasting Room three-course lunch voucher with a glass of Classic Cuvée, £90 for two
· Tour & Tasting voucher, £25
· Sussex Experience voucher, £195 for two
· Sussex Sparkling Experience voucher, £265 for two