Best champagne houses in Épernay & Reims

Best champagne houses in Épernay & Reims

The region of Champagne is located at a distance of around 121 km from Paris. According to the stories, Dom Perignon invented the Champagne in 1688. There are 15700 different Champagnes, from the 200 Champagne villages of this region. We have done our best to put down a selective list of the best champagne houses to visit.

Our Favourite Champagne Houses in Épernay

No visit to Épernay would be complete without a stroll along the hallowed Avenue de Champagne. This pedestrian-friendly boulevard takes you past some of the best champagne houses in Épernay.

Moët & Chandon

We’re starting our tour of the best champagne houses in Épernay at the most famous. Founded by Claude Moët whose grandson Jean Remy introduced the world to sparkling wine. Visit this unique insight and try some of the fabled fizz yourself.

Mercier

Also one of the big champagne houses in Épernay, Mercier goes back to 1858 when Eugène Mercier set up the family business to make quality champagne available to everyone. He built the 18km of tunnels under the house tall enough for visitors to take a tour in a carriage drawn by four horses.

Billecart Salmon

The champagne produced with grapes grown in the 15 hectares of vineyard is only sold through Michelin-starred and luxury hotel restaurants. Brut Rose is the house’s bestseller. This award-winning cuvée is existing for nearly 200 years since the foundation of the house. The blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier gained popularity because of its delicate red berry flavor.

Nicolas Feuillatte

Nicolas Feuillatte is the number one selling Champagne in France and third in the world. The brand launched in 1976 by Mr Nicolas Feuillatte, a dedicated entrepreneur and the largest importer of coffee into the USA.

Ruinart

The story goes that it all started with Dom Ruinart, a Benedictine monk with a sharp mind who left his hometown of Champagne for Paris to study theology. He realised that a new bubbly wine would be in demand. This vision passed down to his nephew, Nicolas Ruinart who in 1729 founded what is now the oldest established champagne house in the world. Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs is the perfect expression of Ruinart style.

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