There are around 80 Champagne houses of which about 25 can be visited split between international brands and smaller Houses. The most interesting and largest chalk cellars are Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Ruinart and Pommery.
In a single day you can visit a maximum of 2 Houses. We suggest one House in the Marne Valley and one in the Montagne de Reims. keep in mind travel time between them is about 30 - 40 mins each way. If you decide to visit only one then you will have then have time to visit 2 family producers.
Champagne houses do not offer lunch or dinner except for large groups and for special events. We can help you arrange these events and provide transportation, photography and music if required.
Veuve Clicquot: Chalk cellars visits followed by either a single tasting of Brut Yellow Label or On the Footsteps of Mme Clicquot with a double tasting including La Grande Dame.
Ruinart: The first Champagne House, established in 1729. A top tier tour in small groups of 10 or less visit the chalk galleries. A unique experience and invitation to discover an atmosphere of silent intimacy ending in a tasting of 2 cuvees.
Pommery: In July 1868, Mme Pommery launched the largest construction project of the century in Reims, the transformation of chalk quarries into wine cellars. Miners dug 18 kilometres of interconnected galleries with barrel and rib vaults. Bas-relief artwork accentuates the surreal beauty of grandiose galleries connected to the entrance by a splendid monumental staircase of 116 steps.
Canard Duchene: 19th century House, the cellars span nearly four miles across four levels, between 40 to 60 feet deep.
Nicolas Feuillatte: A collective of 4,500 grower producers located across the entire Champagne region. The modern the buildings are vast and spacious, expressing unrivalled generosity and glass facades, which mirror the stunning landscapes, while the undulating lines of the roof echo the gently rolling hillsides.
Lanson: Founded in 1760, the only Grande Maison in Reims to offer a Champagne experience from the vine (their own Clos is on site) to the flute. Official supplier to the British court since 1900 and Principality of Monaco. Discover Lanson Green their first biodynamic Cuvee.
Moët et Chandon: Located on Avenue de Champagne. 3 cellar visit options according to the number and type of tastings at the end. A stained glass window greets guests at the entry of the cellars.
Dom Perignon: Offered only as a private tour and located inside the Moët cellar complex.
Mercier: Renovated. 30 meters down the chalky soil board a little train and travel across a part of the 18 kms-long cellars then return to the surface for a flute of Champagne.
Alfred Gratien: Home to 1.56 hectares of Grands and Premiers Crus vines in the Côte des Blancs since 1864. Each cru, each vintage and each wine origin is vinified separately in 1,000, 228-litre oak barrels without malolactic fermentation.
De Castellane: Guided tours include free-access to the tower, the museums and a glass of De Castellane Brut
Billecart Salmon: What more can you say about a brand whose Champagne was voted the best of the Millenium. Always heavily booked out. Reserve way in advance.