Natasha Bridge is the chief blender for the Fladgate Partnership. She has worked to raise the standing of Croft Ports and led development of Croft Pink, the first new Port style in generations.
Natasha Bridge represents the next generation of the Robertson family in the Port trade, and is a descendant of the Yeatman line of Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman. Her father, Alistair Robertson, is chairman of the Fladgate Partnership.
An Acute Taste Memory
Bridge studied at UC Davis and then moved to London to work with the famous U.K. wine importer Mentzendorff & Company before returning to Portugal to work in the blending room. With a phenomenal memory for the Ports she has tasted over the years and an unmovable drive for quality and complexity, she is certainly the leading lady in Port today.
Improving and Innovating
Working closely with David Guimaraens, the group’s wine director, Bridge and the blending team were able to use their immense expertise to improve the Croft Ports’ global reputation. Innovating at the same time, Bridge was able to lead the development of a new category of Port – Croft Pink.
Natasha Bridge is a mother of three children and is married to Adrian Bridge, the CEO of the Fladgate Partnership. She devotes any spare time to yoga, skiing and an eclectic stable of pets.