Ridgeview - Sussex drink producer of the year

Ridgeview are honoured to have been awarded the trophy for Sussex Drink Producer of the Year at the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2013. Over 350 Sussex food and drink producers and enthusiasts gathered together at Brighton & Hove American Express Community Stadium.

Guests received a seven-course banquet representing the best of Sussex food. Clive Beddall, Chairman of the judges, said: “All our grand finalists offer superb quality and innovation and reflect the rich diversity of the food and drink industry in this part of the world.”

The Sussex Food and Drinks award finalists were all nominated by members of the public and the ultimate decision was made by a judging panel after visiting the producers.  The trophies were presented by Sussex local Sally Gunnel OBE, patron of the awards.

Ridgeview’s General Manager Tamara Roberts, was there to collect the award on behalf of Ridgeview. Tamara commented;  “We are so pleased to be honoured with this great award of Best Sussex Drinks Producer.  This is an acknowledgment of how far English sparkling wine is now recognised locally, nationally and internationally with Sussex being at the heart of this.”

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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