White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton

During our bumper 2023 harvest, journalist and presenter, Kate Thornton, paid us a visit to go behind-the-vines at Ridgeview. After lending a helping hand with grape picking and pressing, Kate sat down with Tamara Roberts (Ridgeview CEO) and Head Winemaker (Simon Roberts) for a first-time feature on her award-winning podcast, White Wine Question Time. A fascinating insight into life behind-the-scenes, Tamara and Simon reflect on Ridgeview’s inspiring origin story, family values and why quality is key in world-class winemaking.

TV and Radio Presenter Kate Thornton visits Ridgeview vineyard holding grapes


Bringing a real-life perspective, Kate explores common wine misconceptions and the relationship between Champagne and English sparkling wine. They discuss key topics – from the importance of sustainability and being a purpose-driven B Corp business, to the challenges of working in collaboration with the land. A candid conversation built on a shared passion for wine, they explore Ridgeview’s trailblazing legacy and how this continues to lead the English wine industry to new heights.

Above all, they emphasise how pure enjoyment is so much more important than expertise when it comes to appreciating wine. It’s the moments of togetherness and celebration that matter, because who doesn’t love a glass of sparkling wine amongst friends?


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