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Short day family grower & lunch

Guided by minivanGuided by minivan

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive through the Champagne Avenue in Epernay

  • Discovery of the historical village of Hautvillers and Dom Pérignon’s church

  • Stop in the UNESCO vineyard of Champagne

  • Visit and tastings at a family-run winery

  • Cellar visit and tasting class at a family domaine: Le Clos Corbier

  • Casual lunch with champagnes and regional specialties

INCLUDED

TASTING 9
FOOD Lunch included
LANGUAGE English
GROUP
TRANSPORT Minivan
DURATION 06h45

From 11.15AM to 5.30PM/6PM: Travel to Epernay, enjoy a Champagne tasting to understand vine growing and learn how the cellar master creates their Champagnes, followed by a casual lunch with regional specialties at a typical Champagne House. Discover the scenic vineyards around Epernay and visit an authentic family boutique winery.

Meet your local guide from Reims or from Epernay:


OPTION 1: Pick up from Reims city center at 11:15am in front of the tourist office of Reims Centre train station.
OPTION 2: Pickup from Epernay city center at 11:15am in front of the statue of Dom Perignon at Moët & Chandon visit center (20 Avenue de Champagne, in Epernay) 

Drive through the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, the capital of Champagne where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët & Chandon). 

 

Enjoy a moment in the vineyard, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage Champagne vines and acquire knowledge about the particularities of our “terroir”. You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of the champagne. Get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried.  

 

Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House, Le Clos Corbier. After a champagne quizz, train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in the champagne wine through an olfactory workshop. Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different champagnes from small wineries all while eating some local snacks.   

Immerse yourself into the French lifestyle with a traditional lunch which consists of homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of champagnes ??(can be adapted to allergies or specific diets). 

 Appreciate the charming hillsides of the  Champagne region and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family-run winery. Visit the traditional press, tank room and cellars of an authentic champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar’s corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of champagne! 

After a day full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the tourist office of Epernay at 5:15pm or Reims centre train station at 6:00pm.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Local English speaking guide 
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people) 
  • Reims pick-up and drop-off 
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan 
  • Entrance fees for visit and tastings at 2 family-run wineries 
  • 9 tastings

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Other drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off in Paris not available (we recommend taking the train) 

 

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • • Please note that the European sanitary pass or vaccination certificate is mandatory to attend our experiences
  • • Up to 24 hours in advance: 100% reimbursed.*
  • • Under 24 hours in advance: no reimbursement.
  • • If the client wishes to change the date of his tour after the 24 hours authorized for refundable cancellation, 20% of the price of the tour will be due to A la Française as additional fees.
  • • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise Champagne will contact the customer (phone or email) to reschedule or refund the total amount.

  • *Except for Veuve Clicquot Full Day tour that require a 48 hours delay of cancellation.

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