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.
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"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."