Circle of Merret Membership

Circle of Merret™ is a member’s only club for ‘friends’ of Ridgeview.

For an annual subscription fee of £75 you will receive:

  • £6 off each bottle of our award winning wines when purchased directly from the winery.
  • 15% off tours and other wine accessories purchased from our tasting room.
  • Two Complimentary tickets to our exclusive Circle of Merret™ tasting events which are held three times per year. These provide a great insight into the world of sparkling wine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with canapés chosen specifically to accompany the wines.
  • Six complimentary tasting glasses to enjoy the wines at our Circle of Merret tasting events.
  • We offer the rare opportunity to purchase your favourite wines from our archives, (subject to availability.)
  • Complimentary cellar space for members to keep their Ridgeview wines in perfect condition.
If you are interested in joining our Circle of Merret™ club please contact us via the enquiry form. There are a limited number of places available and if we are full we will inform you accordingly and offer you a place on our waiting list.

"It was an exciting experience to "discover" Ridgeview Estate back in 1997 and enjoy our first taste of their fine sparkling wines. We joined their Circle of Merret immediately and have subsequently enjoyed many convivial and educational evenings tasting and comparing Champagnes and other Sparkling wines from England and around the world. It has also been a great privilege to watch the development of the Ridgeview Estate and their fine range wines over the years”

Antony Newton-Woof, member 37.


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The Merret Story

Tom Stevenson is author of The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopaedia and Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine. During his research he discovered from papers archived at the Royal Society since 1662 that an English man, Christopher Merret described not only how to make sparkling wine, but how this “gay, brisk and sparkling wine” was being drunk and enjoyed in London over 30 years before the French first made sparkling wine and almost 70 years before the oldest Champagne House was established.

To celebrate Merret’s achievements Ridgeview have kept a London connection when naming our range of wines and has also registered the trademark MERRET™


"Would I admit to my French friends (who make such glorious wine) how often I drink English these days? Yes. Proudly."

Hugh Johnson

" Here’s one of England’s finest fizzes, with lovely freshness, lemony acidity and a bit of toasty richness. Quite complex and brilliantly balanced, this would convert any sceptic."

Jamie Goode

"… Today’s king of fizz is Mike Roberts of Ridgeview Estate."

Anthony Rose

"England's vinous glory: fizz made in the image of champagne.  Alluring and zesty - a sort of rustic Bollinger."

Jancis Robinson

"If the Champenois get to taste this ...They will be booking their seats on the Eurostar."

Tim Atkin

"Thank you for a wonderful visit and a sensational tasting. I greatly enjoyed visiting Ridgeview and tasting your delicious wines.  Many congratulations for your great work."

Gerard Basset