Your English speaking driver guide will pick you up at 8:45am or 1:45pm +/- for your half day tour. Below are options of various combinations of Champagne houses and vineyards. On request we'll help you plan the other half of your day and provide the best train times to or from Paris. Lunch is not possible on a half day tour.
Pick and drop off from: The station, your accommodation, Reims Cathedral, a local restaurant or at our Champagne bar partner for a top quality grower producer tasting (from 7€ per glass). We will help you select the best option.
Discover the Reims Mountains as you pass through the Premier and Grand Cru villages like Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly for a cellar and production facility tour and multi-tastings. This area is known for Pinot Noir.
From Épernay we have the option to drive to the Grand Cru villages in the Cote de Blancs, and taste 100% Chardonnay Champagnes, or the Marne Valley to discover Pinot Meunier or the Montagne de Reims for those who love Pinot Noir.
From Paris your driver will head towards Chateau Thierry and the far west of Champagne on the border of the Seine et Marne and the Aisne. In only 75mins you will arrive at your first vineyard for visit and tasting, which has been awarded 90+ point from Wine Enthusiast.
Vineyard visits are generally private, however some estates may add a few people to the visit if they have limited time and staff at the time of your tour. Depending on the season, you might see the harvest, techniques of pruning or grape tasting, the management of new and reserve wines, blending, second fermentation, degorgement. Most importantly you will be able to enjoy multiple tastings!
Ask about a visit to a top biodynamic wine estate earning 90+ points from Wine Enthusiast for their Champagnes.
Option 1. 2 Family estates - Discovery
Option 2. Family estates - Prestige
Option 3. Family estates - Multi-tastings
Option 4. 3 Family estates in Chateau Thierry/West Champagne
All major house visits include a public guided cellar tour in English followed by a single tasting or more as you prefer. You can decide on the spot. If you prefer to visit a lesser known house making great Champagne and with fewer people visiting, then just ask us for options like de Castellane, Collet, Martel, Canard Duchene and Ayala. Houses in Reims: Veuve, Taittinger, Pommery, Lanson. Houses in Épernay: Moet, & Dom Perignon, Nicolas Feuillatte.
Option 5. Moet Cellar Visit & Tasting + 1 Vineyard Tasting or Visit depending on time
Option 6 Private visit & tasting at Dom Perignon + Vineyard Tasting
Option 7 Taittinger or Pommery or Veuve Clicquot Cellar Visit & Tasting + 1 Vineyard Visit or Reims Cathedral + 1 Vineyard Tasting
Option 8 Lesser known House Cellar + Hautvillers + 1 Vineyard Stop or Vineyard Visit