From City Finance to Wine Romance with Tamara

March 14, 2024

From City Finance to Wine Romance with Tamara


Tamara Roberts – Ridgeview CEO Biography

Tamara Roberts is the CEO of Ridgeview Wine Estate, the international award-winning and family-run English sparkling wine producer based in Sussex. Ridgeview is proud to be a pioneering force in the English wine industry. Founded in 1995, they were one of the first wineries devoted to the production of English sparkling wine. In 2018 they became the first English winery to gain the global accolade of ‘International Winemaker of the Year’ in the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Tamara’s career began with obtaining a Degree in Law at Kings College London, she then completed her charted accountancy qualification with Price Waterhouse Coopers after which working in the London financial services industry. In 2004 Tamara took the decision to join Ridgeview to grow their family business, originally as General Manager and then promoted to CEO within 10 years in 2014. Tamara has overseen the growth of production in that time from 25,000 bottles per annum to 500,000 bottles, with plans to continue sustainable growth into the future. Tamara is responsible for the financial management of the Ridgeview as well as setting and implementing the strategy across all other areas from grape to glass.

Highly active in the English wine industry, Tamara was previously a director of the national bodies Wines GB and the Wine & Spirits trade association and now a Governor of Plumpton College which specialises in training the English Wine Industry and has a position on the Business Advisory Board of Sussex University. In 2020 she became the first English wine professional to become President of the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Tamara is very respected within the local Sussex business community. As a testament to Tamara’s experience, professionalism, and reputation she was awarded ‘Sussex Businessperson of the Year in the 2018 Sussex Business Awards and the Dynamic Award in the Women in Business Dynamic Awards 2022.

With ambitious growth plans for Ridgeview, Tamara’s vision is to focus on quality and sustainability while increasing brand awareness for growth in sales, tourism, and export which currently sits at 15 countries around the globe. Under Tamara’s guidance, with her passion for sustainability Ridgeview has recently been accredited as a B Corp, at the time one of only 25 wineries in the globe. Tamara is passionate about creating an ethical and diverse workplace where people feel they belong, can develop personally and professionally, and are respected.  This also extends into client, customer and community relationships.


It will be a seated dinner, starting at 18:30 and finishing by 21:30.


Tamara will lead us in tasting 4 of her wines.


From City Finance to Wine Romance with Tamara
  • Day March 14, 2024
  • Cost £160.00
Restaurant St Jacques
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