Circle of Merret™ is a member’s only club for ‘friends’ of Ridgeview.
For an annual subscription fee of £100 you will receive:
"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.
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™