Our story

A short film created by the talented Dave Thomas from Picnic films. Dave contacted Ridgeview for a film project and spent various days with us across a year so he could follow the processes of grape to glass for a season. Here is an short version of the film for you to enjoy.

The full length version, which runs for around 10 minutes can be seen in our tasting room. Dave was a delight to work with and made everyone feel very relaxed. He has captured perfectly the spirit and essence of what makes Ridgeview so special. We hope you like it as much as we do.

We welcome visitors to our beautiful vineyard and winery which is nestled at the foot of the South Downs in the village of Ditchling. We are in an ideal location set within the picturesque South Downs national park and close to the bustling city of Brighton & Hove. Please see here for our opening times.

If you wish to book onto one of our General Tours please go to our Tours & Tasting page for further information and booking.


Ridgeview’s trade mark MERRET™ is in honour of Englishman Christopher Merret. In 1662 he presented a paper to the Royal Society in London which documented the process of making traditional method sparkling wines. This was 30 years before the technique was documented in champagne. To celebrate Merret’s achievements Ridgeview has kept a London connection when naming our range of wines.

Visit the Our People, Vineyard & Winery pages to learn more about us.


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