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Ridgeview Wine Estate featured on YouTube web series

Published:  26 April, 2016

A premium sparkling winemarker on the South Downs will take centre stage during the fourth instalment of a YouTube film series focusing on craftsmanship.

As of today, (Tuesday), Sussex-based Ridgeview Wine Estate, founded by Mike and Chris Roberts, is featuring as part of The Craftsmen's Dinner, a six part short film series on video-sharing platform YouTube.

The YouTube film series sees multi award-winning chef Michel Roux Jr meeting and discussing the secret skills of six talented craftsmen and women, including Mike and Chris Roberts, one of the only knife makers left in Britain, a music-loving salmon smoker, an organic farmer and a potter.

Ridgeview was founded in 1994 and the Roberts' vineyards specialise in growing classic grape varieties to make premium bottle fermented sparkling wines.

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They have won a number of national and international medals and trophies, most recently at the Texsom International Wine Awards in the USA last month.

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The film series has been put together by The Balvenie, makers of single malt whiskies crafted by Malt Master David Stewart.

Jonny Cornthwaite, senior brand manager at The Balvenie said: "Celebrating exceptional craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do for The Balvenie, so it is a privilege to work with Michel Roux Jr and these six individuals who really capture the heart of our brand ethos.

"The Craftsmen's Dinner is our largest and most ambitious project to date; and we're very excited to introduce the series to the public."In the episode Michel - a two-Michelin starred chef - meet Simon Roberts, winemaker and production manager of Ridgeview Winery, to discover the craft that goes into making one of the UK's best sparkling wines.

The new episode of The Craftsmen's Dinner can be watched here.