Ridgeview Wine Estate

Ridgeview have led the way in the English sparkling wine revolution in Sussex, crafting classic method sparkling wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier since 1995.

Established near the picturesque village of Ditchling, this second-generation family business was crowned Global Winemaker of the Year ‘International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 and No. 36 in the ‘Top 50 Worlds’ Best Vineyards’– firsts for English Wine. 

The family are incredibly proud to have their wines served at a collection of Royal occasions including to former USA President Barak Obama at Buckingham Palace and to the Worlds Global Leaders at Cop26 Glasgow. Ridgeview’s wines are now enjoyed around the globe. 

The vineyard is situated in the beautiful South Downs where visitors can drink in the gorgeous view that gives Ridgeview its name and celebrate the family message which is found written in the neck foil of every bottle that; ‘Life is for Celebrating’.

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

Don’t miss

  • Stunning views overlooking the South Downs National Park
  • Enjoy World Class Sparkling Wine from International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemakers of the Year 2018
  • Drink in the views whilst enjoying Ridgeview’s new hospitality experience overlooking the vines – serving local produce perfectly matched with Ridgeview sparkling wines (Opening August 2022)

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

When to visit

The estate is open all year round for tours, tastings and drop-ins. The new Ridgeview hospitality experience is due to open late Summer 2022.

Do I need to book?

Ridgeview Estate is open 11am – 4pm Thursday to Monday for drop in visitors and sales. Tours available all year round, and can be booked in advance via Ridgeview’s website.

Can I stay overnight? 

For overnight visitors, Ridgeview recommends a range of nearby accommodation in Sussex, including South Lodge, The Grand and The Ginger Pig in Hove.

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford

While you’re in the area

  • Ditchling Museum of Arts + Crafts
  • Walk up Ditchling Beacon for views of the South Downs in the South Downs National Park, or head to Ditchling Common for more gentle walking routes and wildlife-spotting.

Ridgeview Estate. Photo: Daniel Alford


Out of 50 different species of bee recorded in Sussex, bumblebees are some of the most familiar. They all do a useful job in pollinating orchards and farmland crops. Although grape vines are self-pollinating the bees work the surrounding landscape to the benefit of the vineyards.



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