Meet us between 9:00 am and 11:00 am at Le Clos Corbier, our headquarter in Mareuil-sur-Ay, where our team will welcome you and give you the itinerary for your full day experience.
Start your Champagne Road Trip in the morning with a drive through the most famous vineyards of Champagne around Epernay.
You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne. Wander in the picturesque street of the village and get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. Trials will go along with your route, with some riddles and challenges contained inside your roadbook, to help you discover the village and its history. Enjoy a moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage vines of Champagne and acquire knowledge about the particularities of our “terroir”.
Drive through one of the most famous streets in the world, the Champagne Avenue in Epernay where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët & Chandon).
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 Champagne through an olfactory workshop. Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different Champagnes from boutique 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.
Appreciate the charming hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family-run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press, tank room and cellar of an authentic Champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar 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 tour will end around 5:30pm.