South Downs, England
For more than 25 years, Ridgeview have been producing world-class sparkling wines, having planted vineyards at a time when many believed that producing English wine just couldn't be done.
They were one of the first wineries in England to focus solely on the production of sparkling wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties. With meticulous attention to detail and expertise in cool climate viticulture, they are producing fruit of excellent ripeness and wonderful natural acidity - perfect for sparkling wine.
The philosophy in the winery is 'minimal intervention'. Every grape is handpicked and selected for perfect balance between ripeness, sugar and acidity.
The grapes are then pressed in Ridgeview's modern winery and lovingly transformed into award-winning sparkling wine that is perfect for every celebration. Across the Ridgeview Estate, there are three pillars of sustainable practice - people, the environment and economics. The winery is audited against industry benchmarks and has invested in initiatives such as waste treatment, Bio-Bubble, cover crop bio-diversity and solar power.