Champagne’s Wine Cellars and Vineyards: A Cultural and Gastronomic Heritage

The Champagne-Ardenne region is known the world over for the quality of its vineyards and wine cellars, which cover an area greater than 30,000 hectares, and employ the talents of several thousand wine-growers. Both independent growers and ones who are part of a cooperative offer tours of their establishments, bringing a level of cultural heritage to the Champagne-Ardenne region that is just waiting to be discovered – without moderation.

Visiting Champagne’s Wine Cellars and Vineyards is actually an original way to discover all the treasures of Champagne-Ardennes. They can be found in the towns and villages, and form an important part of the wine-making traditions of the region, which are pervasive and ever-present. You can find tours, some free and some requiring a fee, of family-run establishments and even more traditional ones. You can visit museums dedicated to champagne, walk around the vineyards, enjoy plenty of guided tours, and more. …Most of the time, these tours will also involve a tasting session !

To help visitors discover Champagne’s Wine Cellars and Vineyards in the best possible conditions, the region has awarded certain establishments with the label "Point d'accueil". This distinction is a sign of the cellar or vineyard's wine-making knowledge, and its skill at passing on this knowledge to visitors.

Producing more than 300 million bottles each year, the Champagne-Ardenne region has certainly proved its aptitude for making wine! Visiting Champagne’s Wine Cellars and Vineyards is an extra step to take if you want to fully appreciate the region’s rich cultural and gastronomic heritage.