Press Articles

The Argus – 23rd April 2013

Sussex has marked its 25th year as a sparkling wine region by being named as the best quality producing county in the UK.

Six of the top 12 bottles in the country hail from Sussex with wine experts drawing comparisons to the world-renowned Champagne region in France.

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Harpers – 02nd April 2013

English wineries get rave reviews at Prowein.

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The Guardian – 23rd April 2012

Ridgeview South Ridge (Blanc de Noir) 2009 from Laithwaites Wine: “has all the weight of a vintage champagne, but has actually been made in an off-dry style”

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UKTV Heroic English Wines – 23rd April 2012

“Toast St George with Mike Roberts – perhaps the patron Saint of the English sparkling wine revolution”

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The Guardian – Champagne Giants Eye Up England – 14th April 2012

Mike Roberts should be a happy man “But I am a born worrier”. His latest worry is demand is so high for Ridgeview wine that they struggle to allocate fairly so that we can keep people happy.

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 Wine Searcher Q&A with Mike Roberts – March 2012

 In depth interview with Mike discussing all things including thoughts on winemaking, happiness, religion and listening to Barbara Streisand

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 New York Times  - 27th December 2011

Eric Asimov - A Year of Acquired Tastes, including Ridgeview Wines.

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Mail on Sunday - 11th December 2011

“This sparkling wine is off the chart”.  Olly Smith recommends Ridgeview Grosvenor in the Mail on Sunday.

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 Mail on Sunday - 27th November 2011

Olly Smith recommends drinking our Bloomsbury 2009 for Christmas Day in the Mail on Sunday.

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Jancis Robinson - 24th November 2011

Jancis Robinson includes Ridgeview Bloomsbury 2009 in her Top 25 Fizzes. “English fizz gets better and better and Ridgeview is leading the charge.”

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The Telegraph - 18th November 2011

Susy Atkins recommends Ridgeview Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs.  Read her review here


The Independent - 5th November 2011

 Anthony Rose recommends Ridgeview Bloomsbury for his “Bonfire Night sparklers” review in the Independent.   Read his review here


Decanter.com - 31st October 2011

Waitrose has announced that English winery Ridgeview will make the UK supermarket's own-brand sparkling wine, due for launch in 2014.   Please see the full article here.   


 Washington DC Tasting/James Suckling Blog -  3rd October 2011

Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview's General Manager, recently visited the USA on a research trip.  Ridgeview's Bloomsbury was tasted at a British Embassy event in Washington DC, where it stole the show.  

James Suckling has posted a blog about the tasting which you can read here. 


 Waitrose Wine - Olly Smith - 13th October 2011

Olly Smith picks great value wines at Waitrose, including Ridgeview's Bloomsbury 2009 - please see the short film here 


Washington DC Tasting/James Suckling Blog -  3rd October 2011

Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview's General Manager, recently visited the USA on a research trip.  Ridgeview's Bloomsbury was tasted at a British Embassy event in Washington DC, where it stole the show.  

James Suckling has posted a blog about the tasting which you can read here

Read more about James Suckling here.  


Mail on Sunday -  3rd September 2011

Olly Smith rates Ridgeview's Grosvenor 2008 as 'world class refreshing fizz' in the the Mail on Sunday  - please see the article here


Tersina Wine Journal - 20 August 2011

A further interview and review of the wines tasted during Simon Roberts's trip to Hong Kong - please see the article here  


 Wall Street Journal (Scene Asia) Article - 13 August 2011

Simon Roberts, our winemaker, has recently been to Hong Kong to meet our importers, Berry Bros & Rudd.  Whilst there he was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal - please see the article here  

 


Wall Street Journal Review - 5 July 2011

Our Bloomsbury 2008 has received a short, yet informative, review in the Wall Street Journal.  See the review here

 

 

"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