News: Ridgeview in line for Awards

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.

 

http://www.sussexfoodawards.biz/sfda-finalists/

 

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:

  • Bedlam Brewery, Albourne
  • Brighton Gin, Brighton & Hove
  • Chilgrove Spirits, Chilgrove
  • Gran Stead’s Ginger Co, Portslade
  • Hepworth & Co Brewers, Pulborough
  • Langham Brewery, Lodsworth
  • Plumpton College Wines, Plumpton
  • Ridgeview Wine Estate, Ditchling Common
  • Tinwood Wines Estate, Halnaker
  • Wobblegate Apple Juices, Bolney

 

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.

 

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