This tour is a delightful discovery of the Marne Valley, where mostly Pinot Meunier vineyards stretch 62 miles along the river Marne towards Paris, all of which offer some of the prettiest scenery in Champagne.
If you have reserved a tour from Paris to Champagne, your guide may stop at Chatillon sur Marne for a Panoramic view of the Marne valley before visits and tastings at 2 family vineyards one of which will be a specialist in Pinot Meunier and the other a Premier Cru producer in the village of Hautvillers, a charming flower-filled wine village with sweeping views of the Marne River Valley. In 1794 Claude Moet bought the the vineyards of the former Abbey of Hautvillers, where Dom Perignon worked and died. The Dom Perignon brand is a prestige vintage cuvee owned by and stored at Moët.
Lunch will be reserved at a typical French bistro or gastronomic restaurant. A picnic might also be possible.
After lunch you will have pre reserved cellar visit and tasting at Champagne Moët et Chandon which can trace its history back to 1743 when it was established by Claude Moët, a wine trader descended from an old family, resident in the Champagne region since the 14th century.
Traditional : Single tasting of non vintage Brut
Imperial: Double tasting of non vintage Brut and Rose
Grand Vintage: Double tasting of vintage Brut and Vintage Rose
Private Visit : On request
* Visit and tastings of 100% Pinot Meunier.
* Lunch in Épernay or tasting lunch in Hautvillers.
* Cellar visit at Moët et Chandon or private visit at Dom Perignon
* Visit the premier cru village of Hautvillers and Dom Perignon's abbey
* Panoramic view from Chatillon sur Marne if arriving from Paris or on request