Ridgeview was founded in 1994 by Mike and Chris Roberts and is dedicated to creating world class sparkling wines in the South Downs of England. The vineyards specialize in growing classic Burgundian grape varieties to make the highest quality bottle fermented sparkling wines. The status of these wines is reflected by the national and international medals and trophies they have received since the release of the first wines from the 1996 vintage.
The family’s second generation has established in key roles at Ridgeview and continue to expand the business. Their dedication, passion and determination have contributed to the international reputation and popularity now attributed to English sparkling wine. This passion and determination is shared by a great team of dedicated staff who are fundamental to the winery’s continuing success.
Ridgeview Wine Estate was crowned one of the best vineyards in the world in July 2019, when it was placed number 36 at the announcement ceremony of the “World’s Best Vineyards Top 50” at the Banqueting House on Whitehall.
The World’s Best Vineyards Academy is the mechanism used to create The World’s Best Vineyards list. The Academy comprises nearly 500 leading wine aficionados, sommeliers, and luxury travel correspondents from across the globe. Each has been selected for their expert opinion of the international wine and wine tourism scene. Ridgeview was the only British vineyard to appear on the list of countries that spanned across 6 continents.
Decanter World Wine Awards, Best Sparkling (incl. Champagne) 2010
IWSC Best Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine (2005 & 2011)
IWC Best English Sparkling Wine (2012)
IWSC Best English Producer (2000, 2002, 2005, 2010 & 2011)