Family Business United is delighted to offer you a unique experience this Autumn as, for the first time ever, Ridgeview Wine Estate will be opening their doors during harvest for an unforgettable opportunity to meet the owner, taste some wine and even pick some grapes.
We invite you to be one of the first guests to join the Roberts family for what we hope will be an unforgettable harvest expereince. Join us as we hand pick the grapes and learn about how these go into making their award-winning sparkling wine. You'll spend a morning in the vineyard helping to harvest the vines and then sit down to a hearty meal with Simon and Mardi Roberts, part of the second generation family involved in the business.
After lunch, Simon will take you on a guided tour of the winery where you'll learn all about the process of making traditional-method sparkling wine and even get to taste the juice from the grapes picked and pressed on the day!
We'll finish up the day with a tasting of the full range of Ridgeview sparkling wines in the tasting room overlooking the vineyards and the picturesque South Downs beyond.
10.00am Arrival, registration, coffee & pastries and introduction with Simon and Mardi Roberts
10.30am Picking with Simon and Mardi
12.30pm Hot lunch
14.00pm Winemaker-led tour of vineyard and winery (including juice tasting) with Simon
15.00pm Tasting in the tasting room with Mardi
This is an incredible opportuinity to see a working vineyard in operation and to meet the family during the harvest. Spaces are limited so please book early to secure your place.