Flemings had the pleasure to visit the Sussex based vineyard producing award winning English Sparkling Wines.
This family run company is dedicated to the production of the highest quality English sparkling wine, based on the South Downs of England. Founded in 1995 by the Roberts family, their dedication, passion and determination have significantly contributed to the international reputation and popularity now attributed to English sparkling wine. The original site at the base of the South Downs national park was chosen for its suitability in geography and climate, which is perfectly suited for sparkling wine production.
In the search for English sparkling wines to introduce to our extensive wine list for the new restaurant concept with Shaun Rankin which will have a strong focus on British sourced produce, seemed an ideal fit. Ridgeview has won many accolades including English wine of the year four times and the trophy for ‘Best Sparkling Wine’ at the Decanter World Wine Awards, the only time the award has been given to a wine produced outside of Champagne.
Fitting to our royal neighbours across Green Park who were proudly served the wines at state banquets at Buckingham Palace and for the official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, why not introduce it to our concept as well and pair it with mouthwatering dishes created by chef Rankin.
The team at Flemings had a fantastic day at Ridgeview vineyard and would recommend anyone to take the short train ride to appreciate the rise of the English sparkling wine industry.
The views are also spectacular!
You can find more information on the Ridgeview wesbite.