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Memorial service for Ridgeview's Mike Roberts

Published:  28 November, 2014

A memorial service for Mike Roberts, founder of English sparkling winery, Ridgeview,  who died earlier this month, is to be held on December 5.

Roberts, who was also chairman of the English Wine Producers, had been suffering from a long illness and died on November 14. He founded Ridgeview with his wife, Chris, in 1994.

To help celebrate his life and contribution to the UK wine trade a memorial service is to be held at the Vinters' Hall, Upper Thames Street in London between 2pm and 4pm.

In a short statement the Ridgeview team said:  "Thank you for the kind messages of condolence and support.  It is a huge comfort to us to know that Mike has touched so many people, we were lucky to have had him in our lives. We would like to invite friends and colleagues in the trade to join us to celebrate Mike's life."

"With thanks from Chris, Simon, Tamara, Mardi, Simon and all the team at Ridgeview."

 If you would like at attend the memorial service then please email Julia Trustram-Eve on