The preeminent producer of English sparkling wine, Ridgeview Wine Estate was established in 1995 by Mike and Christine Roberts. The estate is located 40 miles south of London, at the base of the chalky South Downs, in the county of East Sussex. From concept to inception, Ridgeview were determined to produce only sparkling wines, using traditional methods and varietals, with quality being the top priority. For the past 24 years, Ridgeview has been the dominant influencer in the rise of English sparkling wine production. Ridgeview’s belief from onset that England was capable of producing world-class sparkling wines has been unwavering in their strive to achieve just that. Throughout their impressive history, Ridgeview has won multiple awards and trophies in both national and international competition. Ridgeview is the only non-Champagne ever to win the Decanter award for “Best Sparkling wine in the World”, and the only English winery in history to win the Prestigious IWSC “International Winemaker of the Year” in 2018. Today, the winery is run by second generation Tamara and Simon Roberts, Tamara as CEO, and Simon as winemaker. Following in their parent’s footsteps.
Ridgeview Bloomsbury vineyard age is between 8 and 22 years old. The brut is whole-bunch pressed to limited pressure, and to give a low yield of 62% volume to weight. A natural cold settling takes places without the use of enzymes. Fermentation at a moderate temperature in stainless steel tanks using natural yeast. Malolactic fermentation is carried out and it is then bottle fermented on the lees between 12 – 18 months.