It is fair to say that English sparkling wine has very much captured the wine drinker's imagination in recent years. It may come as a surprise to some that English wines have in fact been around for much longer than that. Ridgeview are a fine example of just that. Mike and Chris Roberts first planted their vines in Sussex in 1995- given how little English wine was drunk at this time there was more than a little risk involved. Their passion though has helped them become one of the country's most vaunted sparkling wine producers with perhaps the highlight being named Best Sparkling Wine in The World in Decanter's 2010 Awards.
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