The Connoisseurs (Private Half day Champagne tour)

Organized by : Ay-Champagne Experience
From 210.00€
  • The Connoisseurs (Private Half day Champagne tour)
  • The Connoisseurs (Private Half day Champagne tour)
  • The Connoisseurs (Private Half day Champagne tour)
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    English, French
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Discover the most famous villages and vineyards of Champagne in the "Côte des Blancs", kingdom of Chardonnay Grand cru, as well as Hautvillers, village of Dom Pérignon in the hillsides listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site and taste many Champagnes at 2 families of independent producer/grower.


Discovery of the "Côte des Blancs" Grand Cru and the famous village and vineyard of Hautvillers in the historic hillsides of Champagne near Epernay.
Visit of the Church where Dom Perignon rests in Hautvillers.
Pause at the most beautiful viewpoint of Champagne in the heart of the vines.
Commented passage through the "Avenue de Champagne" in Epernay.
Visit of 2 families of growers, independent producers of Champagne.
Tasting of a selection of 6 Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru.
Enjoy the essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs during additional tastings.

In detail

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  • Discovery of the most famous areas around Epernay, Capital of the Champagne vineyard : The "Côte des Blancs" known as the kingdom of Chardonnay Grand cru and the Marne Valley renowned for its historic hillsides producing Pinot Noir where the Champagne was born.
  • Visit 2 families of independent producers/growers with an explanation of the Champagne production process, visit of the presses, wineries and cellars.
  • Taste 6 different Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru including natural Champagnes (without dosage), extra brut, old vines, vintages, aged in oak barrels, etc.
  • In addition to the Champagnes, taste the 3 essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs : Ratafia, Fine de la Marne and Marc de Champagne from the Goyard Distillery which is the oldest in Champagne.
  • Our discovery tour through the vineyards and villages of the "Côte des Blancs" passes in front of the "Château de Saran", a prestigious property of the LVMH group (owner of Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, etc.) and the production site of Champagne Moët & Chandon.
  • A commented passage is also planned in the very famous "Avenue de Champagne" in Epernay where are located the superb mansions and production buildings of the Champagne Houses Moët & Chandon, Perrier Jouët, Pol Roger, etc.
  • When visiting Hautvillers, village called the “Cradle of Champagne”, enjoy a private tour of the Church where the grave of Dom Pérignon, known as the spiritual father of Champagne, is.
  • In Hautvillers, we will also stop to admire the most magnificent panoramic view of Champagne overlooking the Marne Valley in the hillsides listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO where Dom Pérignon performed his experiments. It is the ideal location to take unforgettable photos of you and the breathtaking landscape. Here we will also discuss sustainable viticulture and explain the management of the vineyard.
What a program !
Believe me, you will become an expert in Champagne after this tour.


Private half day tour all included with transport
Pick-up from Reims, Epernay and surrounding villages on request (Max. 6kms - 3.7 miles)
Passionate private local guide/chauffeur
Travelers' choice awarded by Tripadvisor and labels Ecotourisme and Vignobles et Découvertes

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Meeting place

7 Av. de Champagne - 51200 ÉPERNAY

Pick-up and drop-off at your convenience in front of the Reims or Epernay Tourist Office, at your hotel/guest house or at the train stations (Reims centre, TGV Gare Reims-Bezannes, Epernay). If you want a specific place for pickup/drop off, please ask and give us the address, we will let you know if it is possible.

If you are a small private group of more than 3 people, in rainy weather or for the transfer, the vehicle will not be the electric E-Mehari red Jeep car but a Premium Mini-Van or Mercedes Van.
The electric E-Mehari will be open or not depending on the weather of the day.
It is a crossover, if you have difficulty getting into slightly raised vehicles contact us.

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Latest modification on 13/06/2024
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