Who can say that they never enjoyed a glass of champagne on holiday? Probably very few of us. Because in our culture, this particular wine is undeniably associated with celebration and pleasure. Wine tourism in Champagne: a must see.
Why visiting the Champagne region?
During the Christmas holidays or to celebrate a happy event; champagne has always accompanied one of the best moments of our lives. So wouldn’t it be legitimate to visit the region of this product for once; the one that will always be by our side like an old friend? It is true that this small wine region has a lot to show. 35,000 hectares is the area dedicated to the production of champagne; which will then be sold worldwide.
If it is essential in France, you must remembered that it is above all a product that is exported worldwide. It appeals to be both in the Miami jetset and on the roof of Shanghai. Furthermore, it is a vineyard in motion; which is developing its wine tourism. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015; it constantly reinvents itself. Like other French vineyards, the Champagne region begins doing organic production.
Wine tourism in Champagne, where to go?
Now that we know why we are going, we still have to determine where we are going! The Champagne terroir can be divided into 4 different regions:
- la Montagne de Reims,
- la Vallée de la Marne,
- la Côte des Blancs
- et la Côte des Bar.
You should know that every region has its own specificities and offers in their wines a distinctive feature. Here, however, are my personal tips to explore the Champagne vineyards. Champagne AR Lenoble: it is one of a kind. A few family farms have managed to resist the hegemony of large houses. But the owners of this farm, who are the great-grandchildren of the founders, were able to keep the land of their family. They offer a wide range of high quality activities, tasting workshops, visits or a unique picnic in the middle of the vineyards.
To change the mood, you can visit the Albert Beerens winery. This large property shows a strong commitment to the environment. There are many ways to discover and learn about champagne. In particular, a gastronomic menu presents extremely refined food and wine combinations in a magical environment, with a view of the vineyard. In addition to the different master classes and excursions, you will be warmly welcomed by the owners.
Ultimately, champagne is a place that deserves attention. On the slopes of its vine-covered hills, we have a lot of fun stopping in small villages, discovering wines with new aromas. Given the diversity of farms, we are sure that everyone will find someting they like; and leave with a mind as light as a bubble. Wine tourism in Champagne is a must see!