Meet your local and friendly guide from Moët&Chandon's entrance and spend a short day tour to explore the heart of Champagne around Epernay in a comfortable minivan. Discover the legendary church of Hautvillers, where Dom Pérignon used to live. Participate in a tasting class to learn how the winemakers create their Champagnes. Enjoy an authentic lunch with French delicacies paired with Champagne wines. Discover the most beautiful Champagne vineyards and visit an authentic family run boutique winery. Have a walk in the Grand Cru vines to learn more about the vine growing process.
Vineyard Discovery, regional lunch, and Champagne classYour guide will pick you up in Epernay at the tourist office and bring you to the most famous vineyards of Champagne outside the town. Take the road through the renowned “Avenue du Champagne”, home of the most recognized and esteemed Champagne houses: Moet & Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger... Hear about their stories and gain insight on how they have come to be so successful. Head to Hautvillers, village of the monk Dom Pérignon, and discover the abbey where he "tasted the stars" and participated in the creation of the Champagne method.Travel through the UNESCO Champagne vineyards and be welcomed in a restored Champagne House : enjoy an introduction to the unique sparkling beverage World. Your guide will clear up the secrets of the fascinating Champagne making process. Discover how the delicate effervescent elixir goes from grape to bottle. Gain significant insight on smelling and tasting Champagne, get to compare three different blends. Appreciate an authentic regional lunch with French delicacies paired with Champagne wines.Discover an authentic Champagne boutique wineryBack to the mini-van, appreciate the nice hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press,vat room and cellar of an authentic Champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of Champagne !Your guide will then drive you back to Epernay to conclude your afternoon Champagne tour.On the way back to the picking point, your guide will be happy to answer your last questions about Champagne, and give you advice about the rest of your stay in Champagne.