Ridgeview wins international sparking trophy

Ridgeview have been awarded a Trophy and Gold Medal in one of the most prestigious and influential wine competitions in the world, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2012.

Ridgeview’s blend Marksman 2009, made exclusively for M&S, sparkled in the competition which attracted entrants from over 50 countries around the globe and was judged by over 400 experts in the trade.

Charles Metcalfe, Chairman, commented about the significance of the IWC competition : “Its global reputation means that winning an award is a tremendous achievement, and brings the award-winning wine to the attention of an international audience”.

This latest accolade for Ridgeview rounds off a fantastic year so far with a Gold medal, Trophy, and 12 Silver Medals in International competitions. Ridgeview Bloomsbury was also chosen to be served for the Queens Official Diamond Jubilee receptions.

Ridgeview have now been awarded the trophy for the world’s best sparkling wine on three separate occasions, and our wines are exported to over a dozen countries around the globe including the USA, Australia and Hong Kong. Ridgeview also have listings in three of the top 50 restaurants in the world.

These continuing achievements mean that the current focus is on keeping up with demand with incremental but controlled expansion plans.

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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