Le tonnelier pose sa main sur un tonneau de chêne qui porte le sceau de la tonnellerie de Champagne

Cooper for a day

Cooper for a day

Our Champagne craftsman, Jérôme Viard, welcomes you for a few hours to discover the cooper’s craft.

The experience
in a few words

You’ll learn all about thehistory and know-how behind this renowned French craft, which is exported all over the world.

Learn the different stages in barrel making, from the choice of wood to the shape of the barrels, which allow wines and spirits to develop all their aromas.

Test your barrel -building skills yourself, guided by the advice of one of the masters in the field.

Other surprises await you to complete this experience, such as the Champagne cooper’s game and a commented tasting of Champagne sous-bois …

Deux amies observe un arbre qui sera transformé en tonneau
Un couple tient un bout de chêne dans les mains qui servira à la conception du fût
Un couple d'amuse en participant à la création d'un fût


Come and discover the rare profession of cooper at a workshop unique in Champagne. You’ll see every step in the barrel-making process. You’ll learn how to assemble and roll a barrel. You’ll taste 3 champagnes vinified in wood.

  • The only cooperage in Champagne
  • Living Heritage Company
  • Meilleur ouvrier de France Tonnellerie
  • A personalized souvenir plaque in oak wood

+ Included

  • Full tour of the cooperage

  • Barrel assembly workshop followed by ‘rolling challenge’.

  • Champagne game ‘around the barrel

  • Tasting of 3 barrel-aged champagnes

  • Personalized oak memorial plaque


3 hours

The participants

Minimum number of participants to confirm activity: 4 adults

In the event of cancellation, you will receive notification and a refund 48 hours in advance.

Maximum number of participants: 12 adults

Further information

Our artisan cooperage, unique in Champagne, opens its doors to all those curious about our rare know-how.

They’ll discover all the steps involved in making wine from ‘forest to barrel’.

They’ll take part in a barrel assembly workshop, followed by a game based around the barrel (rolling or other).

The visit ends with a responsible tasting of 3 champagnes in oak barrels.

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