Ridgeview Wine Estate award-winning English sparkling wine Sussex England


Ridgeview are passionate about supporting education and encouraging people to enter a career in the Wine Industry. We strive to do all that we can to remove barriers, create pathways and welcome everyone who has passion and purpose.

Simon Roberts, Director of Winemaking Ridgeview
Ridgeview Wine Estate award-winning English sparkling wine
Harvest at Ridgeview Wine Estate English sparkling wine Sussex England
Ridgeview Wine Estate English sparkling wine Sussex England

Our strong links with Plumpton College help to support and inspire the next generation entering the Wine Industry. Ridgeview’s Vineyard Manager, Matt Strugnell and Head Winemaker, Simon Roberts regularly give talks, host visits and offer mentoring to share their knowledge and experience with students.

In partnership with Plumpton, we have joined the National Apprenticeships Scheme, to offer a new Vineyard Apprentice position at Ridgeview. This will enable individuals to gain unique experience in our vineyard, focusing on sustainable practises and viticulture of the highest quality, to forge a rewarding and long-lasting career in the wine industry.

In 2021, we launched the Ridgeview Harvest Academy to support and encourage local individuals, who were out of work, to explore a career in English wine. We were delighted to offer all interested participants paid employment at Ridgeview during our 2021 harvest, joining us as press loaders and pickers.

Tamara Roberts, CEO Ridgeview Wine Estate, Sussex, England

Ridgeview’s CEO, Tamara Roberts, is a member of the advisory board of Sussex University Business School and is passionate about creating opportunities for meaningful work experience, guiding and informing education strategy and strengthening connections between industry, business and students.

Tamara regularly attends career events at local secondary schools, such as Burgess Hill Academy and Downlands, to inspire students to broaden their horizons and consider a career in the English Wine Industry, at a pivotal time in their lives.

You can often find us as friendly faces at career events or local education initiatives. Highlights include our involvement with East Sussex County Council’s Open Doors Project, enabling local school pupils to visit Ridgeview and experience the winemaking world for the first-time to shape and inspire their future.

Mardi Roberts, Director of Communications Ridgeview Wine Estate sussex England

Mardi Roberts, Ridgeview’s Director of Communications, is a Business Mentor for Shoreham Academy. Through innovative and inspiring work experience projects, she nurtures young people to realise and develop their skills.

Mardi’s ‘Could you be a Winemaker?’ Work Place Live event, challenges students to discover their palate through a series of blind food tastings, designed to test their ability to taste and smell. Mardi is passionate about demystifying the wine industry and encouraging young people to bring a fresh perspective to this vibrant sector.

Ridgeview strongly believes in the importance of sharing our passion and expertise. The future of the English Wine Industry shines brightly and we are dedicated to inspiring the next generation. We open doors, nurture passionate people and pave the way for fresh talent who can take our vibrant sector to new and exciting heights.

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We are proud sponsors of The Beauty Show Live (at the Business Design Centre in London on 20 and 21 September 2024). Brought to you by the producers of Marie Claire, woman&home and Who What Wear, this brand new event celebrates everything the beauty industry has to offer all under one roof. VIP tickets include full access to the Ridgeview VIP lounge with complimentary beauty treatments, a premium beauty box, a free glass of Ridgeview sparkling wine and so much more…

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