This luxury excursion to the very best of Champagne region has been crafted with hand picked partners so you can have a perfect experience from start to finish. Discover one of the world’s most prestigious Champagne producers, visit of a confidential winery making rare & haute couture champagnes, and share the passion of your guide who knows everything about wine and Champagne.
After a morning hotel pickup in Paris, travel with your knowledgeable guide approx. 90 minutes east of the city in your private black car or minivan. En route, bite into flaky croissants and pastries while hearing about the winemaking region of Champagne and its heritage.
Start your day with style by visiting one of the most glamourous & top notch producers, such as Dom Pérignon or Ruinart (depending on availability). During your private tour, you will step inside cellars, walk through a maze of galleries and enjoy a tasting while learning the secrets behind Champagne making.
Back in your car, drive through the vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne, between Reims, Ay and Epernay. As you admire the colorful landscapes, learn how to distinguish the three different Champagne grapes: chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.
For lunch, we have booked for you one of the best tables of the region (upon availability) Set up in a magnificent Château, itself in a beautiful park, you will enjoy the refinement of French haute cuisine in this 1* Michelin restaurant.
After lunch, visit the legendary Hautvillers, a charming French village. Stop at the abbey where Benedictine monk Dom Perignon was working as a cellar master more than 300 years ago.
Then, discover a family-run winery, focused on quality. You will get to see all the tools used to craft their exceptional cuvees, from the press to the tanks and barrels. You’ll get to taste 3 authentic Champagnes largely unavailable in the rest of the world.
You’ll be dropped off back in your hotel in early evening with the satisfaction of finally knowing what is a Blanc de Blancs and a Blanc de Noirs, how Champagne Rosé is made, if ‘Grands Crus’ and ‘Premiers Crus’ exist in Champagne and if there is a specific Champagne terroir...