Tours/Opening Times

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

OPENING TIMES : TASTINGS & SALES

Normal opening times are:
Monday - Sunday 11am - 4pm.

TOURS 

Throughout the year we host a number of general tours. Pre-booking is essential as they do sell out. Please see below for dates and how to book.

Alternatively you may wish to book a private tour or purchase a gift certificate. Please contact us for further details. A £30 deposit is required to secure a private booking.

FEATURE TOURS

To be held once a month these unique tours will include all the elements of our general tours, with added extras. We’ll be trying out food pairings within the themes of our tours - get in touch to find out what we've got in store.

Next Feature Tour: Autumn / Hallowe'en. - We will be serving up some classic seasonal pairings alongside our wines. (And probably some pumpkin!)

WINEMAKER TOURS

We host a small number of exclusive winemaker-led tours and tastings. These tours give you the opportunity to meet the craftsmen behind our wines. During the tasting we'll also include a rare archive wine, to give you the opportunity to discover the effect that extended ageing brings to our wines.

CHRISTMAS TOURS

This Christmas, join us for festive fun and the finest fizz! Just like one of our General Tour and Tastings but more festive. There will also be an exclusive on the day deal to be had for those of you buying your Christmas wine.

GENERAL TOURS

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Cost: £15 per person
Max no. of people: 20

What's included?

  • Tour of the vineyard where we grow the grape varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
  • Explanation of the various vineyard activities that occur throughout the year
  • Tour of our state-of-the-art specialist winery and equipment An insight into the sparkling wine making process
  • Visit to the cellars where secondary bottle fermentation takes place
  • Tasting of all our current releases in our picturesque tasting room that overlooks the South Downs

Please Note:

  • Private Tours are subject to the availability of our staff so we recommend that two or three alternative dates are suggested when enquiring.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate persons under the age of 18 years or dogs (apart from guide dogs).
  • We have disabled access to our Winery and Tasting Room.
  • We do not accept bookings from Stag or Hen parties (or companies working on behalf of such groups).

 

GENERAL TOUR DATES 2016

Exclusive Christmas Collection Case - £185.00 - Click to buy
Exclusive Christmas Hampers - £90.00 and £140.00 - Click to buy