Local sparkling wine producers Ridgeview held the opening of their new Wine Garden on Saturday 3 June in glorious sunshine. The sold out ticketed event celebrated the end of ‘English Wine Week’ with the best of local food and drink. The family friendly event was attended by members of the public and top chefs such as Ben McKellar from the Gingerman Group, Michael Bremner from 64 Degrees and Kanthi Thamma from Curry Leaf Café.
Guests to the launch enjoyed a selection of the food that is to be included in the hamper such as Springs smoked salmon, Beals Farm Charcuterie, Sussex Charmer Cheese and Flint Owl Bakery. The children were kept entertained by the friendly pirate from Poppy’s Parties and music was provided by local musician David Gayler, vocalist from the Brighton based band Half Crown.
The English Sparkling Wine industry is incredibly exciting and Ridgeview have been at the forefront of this as one of the original pioneers. Just this year alone another one million vines will be planted in the UK including Champagne House Tattinger, thus is the belief in the south of England for the potential of World Class sparkling wine.
Wine tourism is the next exciting growth in the English sparkling wine industry and Ridgeview’s Wine Garden is an additional offering to their beautiful tasting room created by Yelo Architects launched in 2015. The garden is a great space to enjoy the lovely outlook to the vines while also being a part of the beautiful English woods. Ridgeview’s Wine Garden will be open throughout the Summer where guests can enjoy Ridgeview sparkling wines by the glass alongside a picnic hamper of fantastic local produce.
The Ridgeview Wine Garden is now open throughout the summer (weather dependent) Monday to Friday 11am – 3pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm. Picnic hampers of local produce are available and wine by the glass or bottle. Hamper booking advisable.