Ridgeview was proclaimed the Sussex Drink Producer of the Year at the 12th annual Sussex Food & Drink Awards held at Brighton’s Amex Stadium. 15,000 members of the Sussex public voted for the awards that are designed to celebrate excellence among local food and drink. 400 guests gathered together at the black tie gala dinner to enjoy a seven-course banquet created by Sodexo Prestige with the best of local ingredients. The awards scheme is run by Natural Partnership and the Drinks Producer Award sponsored by ‘The Pass’ Restaurant at South Lodge Exclusive Hotel.
This is the 3rd time Ridgeview have won this prestigious award which is a testament to their reputation as a trusted brand in exciting growth industry of English sparkling wine. The Judges commented “Ridgeview is a thriving, sustainable wine business which is also a centre of excellence bringing huge benefits to many others in the food and drink community around them”. Ridgeview’s Assistant Vineyard Manager Luke Spalding was awarded runner-up Sussex Young Farmer of the Year at the event.
Tamara Roberts Ridgeview’s CEO said “We are so proud to have received this award in such a competitive category. It is wonderful that we are all really making a name for Sussex as a leading light in craft beer, wines and spirits production. It is a real honour be voted by the general public and a testament to the passion and dedication of our fantastic team”.