Champagne Houses

Côte des Blancs & Epernay

The Côte des Blancs is a ridge with a height of 250 metres above land and runs from north to south. The slopes of the ridge are vineyards with deep ravines that have been eroded by a few rivers. The area is planted with the grape varieties: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, also the landscape has a clearly visible top covered with forest. The Côte des Blancs is very suitable for growing the Chardonnay grape, about 97% of the area is planted with this grape variety.

The Chardonnay ensures a fresh, bright and sparkling Champagne. The hillsides south of Epernay are vineyards facing toward the east with a chalk base. That's why it's called the Côte des Blancs, the Chardonnay is the main grape variety cultivated in this area. The Grand Cru is a municipality in the Champagne region and all the grapes ultivated by the vineyards in these municipalities, irrespective of soil and location, are called Grand Cru.

Epernay, the heart of the Champagne region

The city of Epernay is situated in the heart of 30,000 hectares of vineyards in the French wine region "Champagne-Ardenne". Epernay is the historic centre of the Champagne production. The soil is chalky and in the direct environment you will find the three grape vareties that are necessary to produce Champagne; the Chardonnay, the Pinot Noir and the Pinot Meunier.

The main street in Epernay is the Avenue de Champagne; here you'll find numerous Champagne Houses, like Moët & Chandon, Boizel and Esterlin. Underneath this street you'll find a network of caves where the Champagne Houses store their Champagnes and where the maturation process of the wine takes place. The caves have a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius with a high humidity.


Champagne Houses in this region

Champagne Boizel
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
Beautiful renovated cellars on the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
7 Activities
From € 16,00
Champagne Charles Mignon
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House with lovely Champagne Tours in Epernay
3 Activities
From € 12,00
Champagne Vollereaux
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House situated since 1805 in Pierry, nearby Epernay
6 Activities
From € 12,00
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A large Champagne House in Chouilly, 2.7 km from Epernay
6 Activities
From € 10,00
Champagne André Bergère
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House on the famous Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
1 Activities
From € 35,00
Champagne Esterlin
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House on the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay. Beautiful tastings!
3 Activities
From € 14,00
Champagne Comtesse Lafond
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
Located on the top of the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay.
3 Activities
From € 70,00
Champagne Michel Gonet
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Grand Cru House on the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
4 Activities
From € 22,00
Champagne Jacquinot & Fils
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House in Epernay with a deep cellar
1 Activities
From € 30,00
Champagne Louis Massing
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House in Avize with Grand Cru and Premier Cru
1 Activities
From € 15,00
Champagne Jean Milan
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A very old family savoir-faire since 1864 in Oger
4 Activities
Free
Champagne Ellner
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
An independent family Champagne House since 1905 in Epernay
1 Activities
From € 12,00
Champagne Lahaye Berthelot
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A small family Champagne House south of Epernay
1 Activities
From € 7,00
Champagne JS. Briche
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A small family Champagne House in Loisy sur Marne
2 Activities
From € 6,00
Champagne Voirin-Jumel
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House established in 1968 in Cramant
3 Activities
From € 12,00
Champagne Alfred Gratien
Côte des Blancs & Epernay
A Champagne House since 1864 in Epernay
7 Activities
From € 12,00