♥ Most Favorite Your Licensed English-Speaking Guide will pick you up from your hotel in Paris at 7.30 am in a deluxe private vehicle. He is also a Professional Sommelier graduated from the French Wine University. During this tour you will enjoy the advice of a wine expert and share unforgettable moments with him. (Our experienced wine consultant works with top quality growers and will teach you the main bases for a Champagne tasting).

Visit of a Small Wine Producer :

Only one hour East of Paris, you will begin your day with a stop in the middle of the vineyards where your guide will explain to you about Terroir, geography and grape varieties. Following this, a private, guided visit to a small and exclusive local wine producer will help you appreciate all the stages of making Champagne wines, from vinification to labelling the bottles. You will be able to taste 3 different Champagne : a Blanc de Noirs, a Blanc de Blancs and a Rosé de Saignée.

Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne :

IMG_9465After this first tasting, enjoy the scenery whilst driving along the Champagne wine road to reach the village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne, where Dom Perignon invented the precious beverage at the end of the 17th century. Enjoy a private visit at the Church of the Benedectine Monastery owned by Moet & Chandon and discover where Dom Perignon is buried.

Champagne Bar before Lunch !!!

After the Church, it is now time to have a commented tasting with your sommelier in a unique Champagne bar. The best time for tasting is actually just before lunch ! Enjoy a selection of three or six glasses of Champagne in a great atmosphere. Following this, you will have a gastronomic lunch (not included) in a traditional restaurant in Epernay. Because of its strategic geographical situation, Epernay, surrounded by vineyards is known as the Capital of Champagne. In accordance with your wishes, we will make a booking at the best place. Our guide knows all the authentic and local restaurants far from the tourist crowds.

Visit of a prestigious House of Champagne :

Time for digestion! Following your lunch, you will visit the most prestigious House of Champagne in the world: Moet et Chandon, or similar (we can make arrangements to view other houses following your wishes such as; Ruinart, Veuve Cliquot, Pommery…) and you will discover the opposite of what you saw in the morning: Luxury and Prestige ! Enjoy a final tasting in the biggest cellar of Epernay before heading back to Paris in the late afternoon, where you will be dropped off at your hotel around 6.00pm.

“A little bit of history, a variety of visits and a tasting in the middle is the perfect recipe for a great one-day tour in Champagne,”   Steeve CALVO, Sommelier.

Have a favorite house or style of Champagne ? Rather than a set itinerary, all our wine tours can be tailored according to your wishes and tastes so just let us know !!! Cellar visits and lunch are not included in our rates and these can be paid on the day locally. (Menus are at 25 euros for lunch, per person, and a few euros for the tastings) Personal expenses, tips and gratuities are also not included.

Did you know ?

Of the three grape varieties used to make Champagne, two are black : Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. To obtain white wine, the grapes must arrive at the press in perfect condition so that their juice, which is white, is not coloured by coming into contact with the skin. That’s why harvesting in Champagne is done exclusively by hand.


Build your own trip !!! Flexible Itineraries

Design your own customized tour by building on an existing tour itinerary or creating your own. We’ll help you design your own tour, whether that means coordinating your visit around a special event or adding excursions exclusively. To create your own itinerary email us at steeve@theamericansinparis.com.
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