when I first considered touring the Champagne region I though of the big international brand names
and of Reims and Epernay - that would be where I would have the best experience and taste the finest champagnes.
How wrong I was! To really experience champagne you MUST get out into the Champagne villages.
HOWEVER, you do need considerable guidance, or a lot of time, or a tour guide to get the best out of the experience.
A Visit to a CHAMPAGNE CAVE situated deep underground in chalk rock
This tour in a underground champagne cave took in:
Learning about the how champagne is made
Inspecting the base wine barrel cellar
Going underground (25 m)into the chalk caves
Seeing degorging and re-sealing of the champagne bottles
Tasting a range of exceptional champagnes
Champagne bootles stacked in a side cave
Rose Champagne in vertical stack
Special champagne blends being matured
A ONE DAY LUDES/CHIGNY-les-ROSES/VERENAY/VERZY TOUR—Premier Cru vineyards,
vineyard walk, lunch & award-winning Chateau visits
Chigny-les-Roses AOC Tour
This one day tour in the Marne AOC District of Champagne took in:
Learning about the appellation system and about the vineyards
Exploring the Marne district with tour guide
Enjoying lunch in a village restaurant
Visiting 3 award-winning Chateau with champagne tasting
Tasting outstanding Premieres Cru wines
Champagne Claude Quenardel
CHAMPAGNE WINE TOUR RECOMMENDED VINEYARDS
Details - A beautiful property with a wonderful collection of antique champagne making
equipment set in a 10 hectare Premier Cru vineyard of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay owned by our charming
host, Thierry Blondel. The attractive cellar is the perfect place to taste champagne made with skill
and passion. Champagne Blondel offers guided tours of the caves where you can see the method
champenoise process firsthand. The cellar lists five outstanding champagnes ranging in price
from 15€ to 20€
Comments -Reviewed: Cuvée Prestige
A NV champagne comprising 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay from selected parcels of grapes.
This outstanding champagne has been expertly vinted producing wines that have been blended
to reflect a unique grand finish - a rare champagne to be savoured by connoisseur!
Location - Located At only 15 kilometers from the historic city of Reims.
the château and champagne caves are ideally located for wine tourists
Wines - Ployez-Jacquemart work their own predominantly Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
vineyards in the Premier and Grand Cru villages of Ludes and Mailly Champagne.
History -Created in 1930 by M. Marcel Ployez and his wife Yvonne Jacquemart
, now in the capable hands of the third generation: Gérard and Claude Ployez, who carry on the
family tradition on the estate.
Comments - A beautiful chateau with top quality champagnes made with passion
Contact: Madame Laurence Ployez
8, rue Astoin
51500 Ludes, FRANCE
Would you like to discover the Champagne that most wine tourists miss?
Explore vineyards and learn about the appellation system, taste exceptional champagnes,
visit the magnificent underground caves of a premier cru classé... Champagne Adventures offers a
personally guided tour of village champagne houses. This tour is available all year round.