One could say that Champagne is one of the greatest success-stories of French wine. No other wine region has the same aura of exclusivity and prestige as Champagne. It wasn’t always so. In the late 19th century they used a lot of grapes from other regions for their wine. That ended with the controlled appellations that were introduced in the early 1900s.
Today all grapes for champagne must come from the Champagne region and its 32,000 hectares of vineyards. Today they make a bit over 300 million bottles each year. Going back to the middle of the last century, they made only one tenth of that.
Now, it is by far the world’s most expensive and sough after sparkling wine. But it is not only luxury and prestige, it is also “real” wine made by real winemakers.
On our wine tour to Champagne you will experience some of the glitz but we will above all show you the “real” champagne. You will meet real winemakers, visit real wine cellars (not just for show) and you will have some really, really delicious meals. With champagne, of course.
Come on a wine tour to Champagne with us.
- Champagne, September 27 – October 1, 2023
And also: We have written an internationally award-winning book on Champagne, so you can hardly get a better guide to the region.