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Ridgeview appoints Banville as US National Distributor

Ridgeview are pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with Banville Wine Merchants. As part of an expansion push in the US market, Ridgeview and Banville have agreed a national import and distribution arrangement that reflects a shared commitment to excellent fine wines from great terroirs.

Lia Tolaini-Banville, Owner of Banville Wine Merchants stated:Ridgeview makes for the perfect addition to our growing portfolio. Nestled at the foot of South Downs, this second-generation, family-owned winery is the embodiment of Banville’s philosophy: great wine from great terroir” added Tolaini-Banville. “US demand for English sparklers is growing, and we are proud to be part of making these great wines more widely available in the USA.” 

“We couldn’t be more pleased about our partnership with Banville Wine Merchants,” said Ridgeview CEO Tamara Roberts. “Banville’s portfolio selection is a testament to their insistence on high quality imports and we are happy to be among these. Their headquarters in New York allows us to build our presence in US markets where demand for English sparkling wine is greatest, while giving us the support we need to be successful in continuing to spread our efforts throughout the USA.” 

Ridgeview Wine Estate was founded in 1995 by the Roberts family. Ridgeview are the proud winners of numerous international sparkling wine trophies and their wine is served regularly at Buckingham Palace and the official sparkling wine of No. 10 Downing Street. Leading the way in export of English sparkling wine, Ridgeview can now be found in 14 countries around the world.

Banville Wine Merchants was founded in 2004 by Pier Luigi Tolaini and his daughter Lia Tolaini with a head office in New York City. Banville is a national fine wine importer with a focus in on European imports, specifically family-owned, terroir driven producers’ therefore is the perfect fit for Ridgeview to increase their successful US presence.


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Downing Street names Ridgeview as official supplier

It was announced yesterday that Ridgeview have been chosen as the official suppliers for Downing Street receptions, confirming the Government's commitment to supporting the growth and success of the burgeoning British food and drink industry.

Read more here: 

Ridgeview 27/05/16 09:06

The Queen serves Ridgeview to Chinese Premier

Ridgeview's Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs 2009 was served last night at the state banquet held by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace as part of the current state visit by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.

Guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, PM David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Jinping and his wife. They were served Ridgeview's Grosvenor 2009 Brut as an aperitif before dinner which included fillet of West Coast turbot and loin of Balmoral venison in a Madeira  and truffle sauce. 

Tamara Roberts, CEO said of the news; "We're thrilled that our Grosvenor 2009 was served on such a prestigious occasion and are honoured that it has now been enjoyed at three state banquets including being served to President Obama. This is testament to the British royal family's support and belief in the quality of English sparkling wine on an international stage." 

From The Guardian: "... nurturers of Britain's nascent wine industry with an eye on an emerging markets, where appreciation of wine is a status symbol, might hope that senior communist party palettes will haves been ticklet by the Ridgeview Grosvenor 2009, a sparkling English wine..."

To read The Guardian's full article click here.

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First we'll take Manhattan ...

English wine is a new concept to most Americans; therefore, many would be suprised to know that English sparkling wine in particular has recently been establishing itself in the States as a true wine of note.

Our CEO Tamara recently visited New York to showcase Ridgeview wines. You can read Diane Letulle's recent article on her visit here

Ridgeview 7/10/15 13:43

English winemakers prepare for a good harvest

Read Gaëlle Laforest's recent article for Imbibe on the upcoming harvest, with harvest reports from Charlie Holland at Gusbourne, Hush Heath, and our very own Tamara Roberts.


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Gordon Ramsay to serve Ridgeview in Bordeaux restaurant.

Read Henry Samuel's article for The Telegraph, on the news that British celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, is to serve sparkling English wine at his newly opened Bordeaux restaurant.

Ridgeview is to feature on the wine list, alongside other English wine producers including Gusbourne Estate, Coates & Seely and Cornwall's Camel Valley.

Click on the following link to read more

 Ridgeview 5/10/15 10:26

Glass of Bubbly interview with Tamara

Read the recent Glass of Bubbly interview recently given by Tamara Roberts, CEO. 

Click on the following link to read more:  Glass of Bubbly article

Ridgeview 3/10/15 10:57

Welcome to Robin Langton our new Chief Operating Officer!

We're pleased to announce that Robin Langton, former Laithwaites Buyer and Winemaker, will be joining us as Chief Operating Officer. 

Our CEO Tamara Roberts explains the decision to appoint Robin, who brings with him 15 years experience as a winemaker in the US, New Zealand and France, coupled with commercial skills gained during his most recent role as a senior buyer for Laithwaites. 

"We want to go to the next step but there is a limit to what you can do. We're a small family unit, so it was natural to bring in expertise to help us get to that next level" 

To read The Drink Business' full article:

Ridgeview 2/9/15 10:36

Ridgeview Estate is officially a STAR!

Ridgeview Estate is officially a STAR!

Ridgeview Wine Estate is absolutely delighted to have been recognised as one of the 50 most entrepreneurial companies at the government’s 50 Food and Drink Stars awards.

50 Food and Drink Stars was set up in response to the revival of food and drink industries in the UK, and to recognise food and drink entrepreneurs for their contribution to the UK’s economy.  The initiative has been launched to help the winners grow their businesses and get more of their produce on supermarket shelves and dinner tables in the UK and across the world.

Joining a host of amazing businesses, Tamara and Simon Roberts, CEO and Winemaker of Ridgeview, represented the business at Downing Street on Thursday 26th February 2015.

This year marks Ridgeview’s 20th Anniversary and in that time we have helped prove to the world that English sparkling wines can compete with the very best.  We now export our award winning sparkling wines to fourteen countries and we are looking forward to continuing this success as we double our production over the next five years.

As a business we are very proud to have been included in DEFRA’s Top 50 Food Stars list as a reward for our pioneering work in the English sparkling wine industry. 

Ridgeview, 6/3/15 10:14

International Chefs of Heads of State served Ridgeview Wines

International Chefs of Heads of State served Ridgeview Wines

Ridgeview wines were served to a society of the world's most prestigious chefs at a special event at the Royal Automobile Club in London.

The Club des Chefs des Chefs meets annually to promote each nation's major culinary traditions. The members are a select group of the current personal chefs of each country’s head of state and include Her Majesty the Queen’s Chef Mark Flanagan and Chef to the US President, Cristeta Comerford. Each year a different country is selected to host the event and in 2014 England was awarded the honour.

The Chefs des Chefs have in the past have been received at The White House, Le Palais de Elysée and in Monaco.

At the Royal Automobile Club reception members enjoyed Ridgeview Knightsbridge (Blanc de Noir) 2010 and Ridgeview Victoria Rosé 2009 with canapés from around the world suggested by the chefs.

Mardi Roberts and Tom Surgey from Ridgeview had the opportunity to chat with Chef des Chef members whilst sampling rare, archived selections of our wines including a magnum of the Blanc de Blancs 2000 and the Decanter World Wine Awards Winner of Best Sparkling Wine 2010, Ridgeview Grosvenor 2006.

Mardi Roberts, Tom Surgey and Cristeta Comerford imageOther English food producers chosen to take part in the event are both Royal Warrant Holders; Paxton and Whitfield who have been producing cheese since 1797 and Donald Russell Butchers who supply meat to many award winning Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Royal Automobile Club is a prestigious private members club in London’s Pall Mall. Founded in 1897, it is one of the world's oldest and most highly respected motoring clubs.

The event was aimed at supporting the national charity Chefs Adopt A School which promotes the education and appreciation of food to children. Further information on Chefs Adopt A School can be found on

Ridgeview were very honoured to be included in this event and this was an excellent opportunity to highlight the exciting global growth and opportunities for English sparkling wine around the world.

Ridgeview, 23/7/14 11:40

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"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