Meet your expert guide at 9.00 am in front of the tourist office of Reims center train station and start the day with a drive through the vineyard.
Drive through the Champagne Avenue in Epernay, capital of Champagne where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët&Chandon).
Visit Moët & Chandon, the most famous producer of Champagne, discover the champagne making process, and enjoy some of the 150 years- old-cuvee “Brut Imperial”.
Enjoy a moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage vines of Champagne, and acquire knowledge of the particularities of our “terroir”. You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne. Get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried.
Be welcomed in Mareuil-Sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier). After a Champagne quiz, train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop.
Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different Champagnes from boutique wineries all while eating some local snacks.
Enjoy a regional lunch with paired wines and Champagnes in a fun and familial atmosphere. Get introduced to local products like baguette, Reims’ ham, regional cheeses, pink biscuit, Ratafia…
Appreciate the charming 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!
After a day full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off, in front of the tourist office of Reims center train station at 6.00 pm.