Queen's Honours for Mike Roberts

We are delighted to announce that Mike Roberts, our Founder, Director and Winemaker, has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours.  Mike has been awarded an MBE for his services to the drinks industry through his position as Chairman of the English Wine Producers.

Speaking of this recognition Mike says he is "very deeply honoured to have received this award but I do hope it will be seen not so much as an honour to me but a recognition of how magnificently English Wine has developed over the last decade or so.  English Wine has truly become an international industry, producing award winning wines which are recognised throughout the world."

Simon Larder, 11/6/11 10:02

"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