Epernay Champagne Tour and Tastings from Reims (Small Group)

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Hautvillers

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Spend a short day tour from Reims to explore the heart of Champagne around Epernay. Drive through Champagne Avenue, have a walk in the vines of a well-known Champagne house to learn more about the vine growing process. Participate in a tasting class to learn how the winemakers create their Champagnes and get an authentic lunch paired with Champagne wines. Discover the most beautiful Champagne vineyards and visit an authentic family run boutique winery. Enjoy several Champagne tastings and appreciate some of the best values of Champagne!
Epernay, Vineyard Discovery, and Champagne class Meet your guide in Reims and go explore the most famous vineyards of Champagne around Epernay. Discover 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.Wander through the vineyards of La Montagne de Reims while your guide explains the particularities of the region, from the grape varieties to the vine growing and winemaking process. Explore the picturesque historical village of Hautvillers, cradle of Champagne where the Monk Dom Perignon lived during 47 years and is now buried. Have a walk through the alleys of the beautiful church where the first Champagne bubbles are known to have come to life  Continue your trip through the countryside and get to walk through the vines of a prestigious Champagne house (Moët et Chandon or Billecart-Salmon). Get an introduction to the vine growing process in Champagne. Be welcomed in a restored Champagne house and enjoy an introduction to the unique sparkling beverage World. Gain significant insight on the complex Champagne making process, the geography and history of the magnificent region. Discover how the delicate effervescent elixir goes from grape to bottle. Enjoy an authentic lunch with French specialties (baguette, cheese, ham) paired with Champagne wines. Enter an authentic Champagne boutique winery Back to the mini-van, appreciate the beautiful hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press, vat room and cellars 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 effervescent tour ends as your guide drives you back to Reims to conclude your afternoon Champagne tour.

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees and 6 Champagne tasted
  • Drive through the famous UNESCO world heritage site of Champagne Avenue in Epernay
  • Champagne class to discover the vine growing and the secrets of the winemakers
  • Visit and tasting at a family run boutique winery
  • Local guide
  • Reims pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Other drinks

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
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