1st August: Tamara & Christine Roberts
Mother & Daughter duo, Christine & Tamara Roberts are the CEO and Founder of family business Ridgeview Wine.
Their first vines were planted in 1995 and wines started to be sold in 2000. Ridgeview Wines specialises in the production of traditional method sparkling wines from the traditional grapes varieties only (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier). They have enjoyed huge success in international competitions including being the first producer outside of Champagne to win the coveted Decanter Award for Best Sparkling Wine in 2010. Despite domestic demand continuing to outstrip demand Ridgeview decided to open up export markets 5 years ago and now 20% of their wines are exported to Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Japan, Australia and growing number of states in the US.