Vineyard Discovery, regional lunch, and Champagne class
Your guide will pick you up in Epernay at the tourist office and bring you to the most famous vineyards of Champagne outside the town. Take the road through the renowned Avenue du Champagne, home of the most recognized and esteemed Champagne houses: Moet & Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger... Hear about their stories and gain insight on how they have come to be so successful. Head to Hautvillers,village of the monk Dom Prignon, and discover the abbey where he "tasted the stars" and participated in the creation of the Champagne method.
Travel through the UNESCO Champagne vineyards and be welcomedin a restored Champagne House:enjoy an introduction to the unique sparkling beverage World. Your guide will clear up the secrets of the fascinating Champagne making process. Discover how the delicate effervescent elixir goes from grape to bottle. Gain significant insight on smelling and tasting Champagne, get to compare three different blends. Appreciate an authentic regional lunch with French delicacies paired with Champagne wines.
Discover an authentic Champagne boutique winery
Back to the mini-van, appreciate the nice hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press,vat 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 bestseller cuvees and find the best values of Champagne !
Your guide will then drive you back to Epernay to conclude your afternoon Champagne tour.
On the way back to the picking point, your guide will be happy to answer your last questions about Champagne, and give you advice about the rest of your stay in Champagne.