Learn to appreciate various styles, store and serve, pair with food, how to identify different styles, grape varieties, methods of production, regional differences and discover "your style" at welcoming family estates.
On tour you will sample the 3 main grape varieties grown in the region by some of the best winemakers in the area. Pinot Noir brings red fruits aromas, body and power to a cuvee blending. Pinot Meunier is a supple and fruity grape with an intense bouquet, and gives roundness to the wine. Chardonnay is the variety of finesse with floral marks. It develops quite slowly, which makes a good balance for wine maturation when blended.
During a full day tour you can visit family vineyards exclusively or combined with a famous cellar visit. At the vineyards you will learn about the champagne making process and sample several cuvées to compare the difference in grapes, terroir, and style. On request we can arrange for you to do a Sabrage experience.
One of our most popular options is an family estate visit with summer picnic or sit down lunch or just a picnic with a triple tasting during the picnic. Please check this option in the inquiry form if interested.
If you only want to do tastings. No problem. We'll set it up a tour to visit artisanal grower champagne vineyards where you can taste and compare 3 to 6 different cuvées at each location.
In-depth experiences can be created for wine lovers, restaurateurs, cooks and wine shop owners such as:
▸ Grand Cru Pinot Noir or Chardonnay varietal comparison tastings
▸ Summer walk the Vines or Winter Blending Workshops
▸ Compare Rose Saignée with a blended Rosé
▸ Taste Champagne produced from pre phylloxera roots
▸ Top vineyard VIP visit with an owner
Trésors de Champagne growers produce champagnes entirely in their own premises, and process exclusively from grapes harvested in their own vineyards using sustainable or organic farming methods. They are required to successfully pass two blind tastings at the still wine stage before bottling and again after 3 years ageing, by a jury of independent wine professionals in order to remain members. A Special Club quality attribution is given to champagne bottled in outstanding vintage years which has gained Internatioal repute by experts. We can visit 4 of 5 of these vineyards on a tasting only day tour.
Staying overnight or take a later train back to Paris and enjoy several top quality grower champages from a selection of over 170 different Cuveés reflecting the great diversity found in Champagne. Several are available by the glass and can be paired with meat or cheese according to different themes like Grape, Terroir, and Dosage.
Our Five Senses Champagne tasting experience, provides a real taste of one of our prestige Haute Domaine immersive vineyard experiences in a fun, educative, and interactive way you can enjoy at home with friends.
* Opening times vary between 9am and 10am -12pm and 2pm to between 5pm and 6pm and most but not all are closed on Sundays especially the afternoon.