“Dear Larry, The tour to Champagne was splendid. The guide and the driver were very kind and helpful throughout the visit. The restaurant was a wonderful choice as well. Be sure that we will recommend you to our friends and relatives for this experience. Best regards, ”
Champagne, the region Champagne-Ardenne, is 2hrs by car and just 45 minutes by train from Paris through lovely farms and vineyards, chateaux, typical Champenois timber-framed churches and pretty villages. The region, rich in history and culture, is perfect for leisurely strolls, fine food and sampling the king of all wines that is used for so many celebrations and joyous occasions, Champagne.
The wine made from grapes in this area have a natural tendency to sparkle, but in the late 17th century the English, discovered that giving the wine a second fermentation could produce a wine that had lots more sparkle even though it was Dom Perignon who mastered the blending of grapes from different vineyards and mixing with wines from different harvests, the overall quality and uniformity improved and became more consistent in character. Perignon was the first to initiate the practice of aging, conserving and transporting champagne in bottles, and he is credited with being the first vintner to use corks to seal the wines and thicker, English-made glass bottles that held up under pressure.
Enjoy Champagne your way, we arrange cellar visits at the Grand Maison, family producers or a combination so you can get a sense of the difference
Depart Paris, Reims, Epernay, and Troyes with our English speaking driver/guides. We custom create trips for a full range of budgets personalize routes and itineraries.
We offer full day shared tours form Paris and Reims in small groups of up to 8 with transfers by air conditioned minivan. Tastings and lunch included.
Discover the differences between regions. Experience the tradition and challenges producers face producing wine in the southern part of Champagne in the Aube.
Discover a vineyard, traditional press, cellars and experience 2 tastings. Learn about the production process through the seasons. Depart Paris or Reims
Sparkling wine produced outside using Methode Champagnoise includes Prosecco in Italy, and Cava in Spain. Combine a visit with a day in Champagne.