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Sussex, UK

Founded in 1995, Ridgeview was one of England’s first modern wineries and has become a standard-bearer for the country’s burgeoning sparkling wine industry, charming naysayers with its blissful country garden atmosphere. Located within the South Downs National Park, close to the seaside town of Brighton and the viticultural college at Plumpton, this family-run estate makes the most of its green vistas with a Wine Garden bordering Chardonnay vineyards serving the wines alongside local cheese, charcuterie and preserves. Tours show you the vineyards, winery and cellars before guided tastings while a packed events schedule includes the annual Ridgefest summer music festival, restaurant collaborations, Christmas craft workshops, family-centric Easter trails and more.

Key Information

  • Opening times

    Thurs – Mon: 12:00 – 18:00

  • Signature wine

    Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV

  • Wines produced


  • Grape varieties

    Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

  • Tasting options
  • Restaurant
  • Hidden gems

    Beautiful views of the South Downs National Park

  • Time from airport

    30 mins from Gatwick Airport (London)


Fragbarrow Lane, Ditchling Common, East Sussex, BN6 8TP


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