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Boutique Champagne Producers

 

EXPERIENCE #2 – PRIVATE DAY TOUR

 Discover top-range Champagne growers from each of the 3 main areas of the Champagne region and learn the secrets of Champagne-making.

 

Highlights of the day

Discover Champagne wineries in each of the 3 different terroirs

Taste various types of Champagnes : Vintage, Extra Brut, Blanc de Blancs…

Meet family growers and discover the backstage of Champagne-making

Included

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Private transportation in Mercedes vehicle

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English-Speaking driver-guide, specialist of Champagne

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Introduction about the Champagne terroirs and private visit of a first boutique winery in the Marne Valley area

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Tasting at a second producer in the Côtes des Blancs area, focus on Blanc de Blancs Champagnes

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Last private visit and tasting at a third producer in the Montagne de Reims area, famous for Pinot Noir grapes

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Visit of Hautvillers and Epernay 

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Lunch can be included upon request, or be paid on site

Pick-up and drop-off

Day Tour from the Reims / Epernay area :
> Pick-up from your accommodation

Day tour from Paris :
> Pick-up from your accommodation in Paris
or
> Pick-up from Reims Centre or Champagne-Ardenne train station
(45-minute train ride from Paris Gare de l’Est)

Detailed program of the day

MORNING

> Private full-day transportation in full option Mercedes vehicle with an English-speaking driver-guide

Pick-up from your accommodation OR
Pick-up from Reims Centre /or/ Champagne Ardenne Train station

> Champagne Scenic Road

Enjoy a commented tour through the Champagne Scenic Road and discover the Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages that are part of the Montagne de Reims area. Admire Champagne’s vineyards on the hillsides – they recently got listed as UNESCO World Heritage – and discover the most important treasure of the region: the grapes.

> Introduction about the Champagne terroir and first visit in the Marne Valley area

Your day begins with the discovery of a domain located in the Marne Valley area. During a guided tour of the winery and its cellars, you will learn the process of Champagne-making. After this comprehensive tour of the domain, you will take part in a commented tasting of 3 Champagnes of the domain.

> Commented walk in Hautvillers, the village of Dom Pérignon

The charming UNESCO-listed village of Hautvillers is your next stop. There, trace the origin of Champagne and visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pierre Pérignon is buried. This monk – who gave his name to a famous brand long after his death – is also known as the inventor of the Champagne blending process.

LUNCH OPTIONS

  1. Locals’ Favorite : Enjoy regional specliaties and growers’ Champagnes
  2. The French Lunch : 3-course menu in the refined setting of a cosy restaurant
  3. The Pairing Experience : Exclusive lunch at the domain of a Champagne producer including several courses paired with Champagnes cuvées

NB : You may also make your choice last minute during the tour, your guide will be pleased to give recommendations and make a reservation.

AFTERNOON

> Discover the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay

After lunch, drive through the grandiose UNESCO listed Avenue De Champagne in Epernay, where prestigious Champagne Houses settled during the 19th century : Moet & Chandon, Laurent Perrier, Pol Roger … Admire the buildings and magnificent villas owned by those iconic brands while your guide tells you more about the history of the men and women who created those Houses and built the grand reputation of “the richest avenue of the World”.

> Vintage & Blanc de Blanc Champagne tasting – Côtes des Blancs area

Keep heading South, to Côte des Blancs area ! We invite you to discover the magnificent property of another top-range Champagne producer from there. During a commented tasting of 3 Champagnes, you will discover the specificities of this iconic vineyard and the minerality of the Chardonnay grown in Premier and Grand Cru villages of this area.

> Last Champagne Tasting in the Montagne de Reims area – Focus on Blanc de Noirs and single plot Champagnes.

Your day in the Champagne vineyards ends in the Montagne de Reims area – renowned for the quality of its Pinot Noir. A last tasting at one of our favorite producers is scheduled : discover the unique aromas of 3 Champagnes from this Grand Cru area.

> End of your Experience and Drop off

Drop-off at your accommodation
or Drop-off at Reims or Champagne-Ardenne train station.

Let us Make it happen for you!

Interested by the tour as described, or with some changes to meet your very best expectations ? Please let us know and we will get back to you about availability and pricing within one business day !

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