Our top 10 wine tourism experiences in Champagne!
Looking for a real Champagne experience, combining the world of wine, gastronomy, culture and heritage? Tasting local vintages in an exceptional setting, taking a sunset stroll through the vineyards or a sensory voyage through the museum, here’s our selection of wine-tourism activities and visits to discover from Epernay!
Tasting at "19, Avenue de Champagne
What if you were to taste the best champagnes from the best winegrowers in a place designed just for you? Welcome to “19, avenue de Champagne”, the sublime immersive space designed by the collective banner of the Syndicat Général des Vignerons to help you discover the champagnes of winegrowers and cooperatives. À la carte? A range of exceptional wines, handpicked to represent the Champagne terroir with panache.
The Epernay tethered balloon
Get your thrills aboard the Ballon d’Epernay! During an unforgettable captive flight, you’ll soar 150 meters into the air. Take full advantage of this suspended moment, admiring the 360° panoramic view of Epernay, its town center and its prestigious Avenue de Champagne, as well as the surrounding vineyards and their magnificent slopes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Champagne Wine and Regional Archaeology Museum
If you’re strolling down Epernay’s legendary Avenue de Champagne, you won’t want to miss it! With its majestic courtyard and château, the Musée du Vin de Champagne et d’Archéologie Régionale (Champagne Wine and Regional Archaeology Museum) doesn’t go unnoticed. Inside, the wonder continues as the tour unfolds through the richly restored period decor. Geology, archaeology, champagne wines, collectors and patrons, discover the remarkable collections that tell the story of champagne and Champagne.
A sensory journey at Pressoria
Just a stone’s throw from Epernay, in the village of Aÿ-Champagne, plunge into the mysteries of the king of wine! Pressoria is first and foremost the Centre d’interprétation sensorielle des Vins de Champagne. Above all, it’s an incredible place to learn about the magic of bubbles. Here, let your senses be awakened to enjoy an exceptional scenography, before enjoying a tasting on the museum terrace. The view of the vineyards is breathtaking!
La Cave aux Coquillages
Head for the charming village of Fleury-le-Rivière, in the heart of the Champagne hills, for a timeless experience! La Cave aux Coquillages opens the doors of its underground galleries for an extraordinary paleontological experience. Admire the remarkable collection of fossils, fascinating witnesses to the time when Champagne was home to a tropical beach, millions of years ago!
At Champagne Piot-Sevillano
You don’t want to go back to school? And that’s without counting the wine tourism school devised by Champagne Piot-Sevillano! In the pretty village of Vincelles, these winegrowers had the crazy idea of transforming the old village school into a superb reception venue. What’s on the agenda? Workshops on food and wine pairing, learning about champagne, and tasting with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Marne Valley!
at Champagne Hatt & Söner
Would you like to go behind the scenes of a Champagne winemaker’s life? Champagne Hatt et Söner, in Bergères-les-Vertus, makes it possible. Over the course of a day, you’ll become fully part of the family, from a guided tour of the vineyards to a visit of the cellars, including a typical Champagne lunch and the unique opportunity to create your own champagne!
at Champagne Vincent Gobert
Take to the skies at Romery, in the heart of the Montagne de Reims Regional Nature Park! At Champagne Vincent Gobert, a tasting like no other awaits you in the estate’s imposing giant bottle. On the first floor, take a look at the wine-making machinery used by the owner’s forebears, and after climbing a few steps, savour the delicious bubbles of the house in a breathtaking setting, 12 metres high!
with My Vintage Tour Company
Live your own postcard experience with My Vintage Tour Compagny’s Sunset Tour! A sunset ride aboard the legendary Estafette Alouette Renault is the perfect opportunity to share a magical moment with friends or loved ones. You’ll learn all about the Champagne vineyards, and enjoy a gourmet aperitif among the vines as night falls!
at Champagne Nicolas Moreau
And because we can’t get enough of tasting the vintages of passionate winemakers against a splendid panoramic backdrop, we’re delighted to invite you to Champagne Nicolas Moreau, the highest Champagne House in Epernay! After a visit to the cellars, you can enjoy the unique experience of a landscape tasting with a breathtaking view of the Champagne Capital.