Posted on 14th November 2017
Ridgeview into Grand Final for 3rd Year Running
Ridgeview Wine Estate are pleased to announce we have made it to the Grand Final of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards.
This is the 3rd year in a row that we have made it into the Grand Final which is no mean feat, given the fantastic competition within Sussex.
The general public vote for their favourite from a shortlist of ten, with the top five receiving a visit from the judges and the final three invited to attend the Gala Dinner at the Amex in February 2018. This is the we are joined in the Grand Final by the fantastic Brighton Gin & Wobblegate Apples Juices
The shortlist of ten included:
Excitingly, our Vineyard Assistant, Luke Spalding, has also been shortlisted for “Young Farmer of the Year” – this is the first time this category will be awarded. Luke had a visit from the judges from Plumpton College & Farmers Weekly Magazine who we know were very impressed with his knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to research & development. We are pleased that viticulture is seen as important as agriculture in this county.
The photos is Luke lighting the bougie candles this sprint to protect the new buds against the frosty temperatures.
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"