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Visit Champagne House G.H. Martel in Reims

Visit Champagne House G.H. Martel in Reims

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Cellar Tour experience at the prestigious Champagne House G.H. Martel & C° in one of the oldest historical districts of Reims. The Champagne House is located at 100 yards from the Saint Rémi basilica. A knowledge host will explain you the differents of the wines during the Cellar Tour & Tasting. The cellars have been renovated recently. Come, see and taste!

 

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€ 30,00
Per adult
€ 30,00
Per adult

Champagne G.H. Martel & C° was founded in 1869 by the Tabourin family, a wine grower and wine maker from Avenay Val d’Or, a small village a few miles from Epernay.

In 1910, H.L. Tabourin began with the development of the G.H. Martel & C° trademark, which he had bought in the early 20’s.

In 1979, the death of André, the son of H.L. Tabourin posed the difficult problem of succession.

Champagne Ernest Rapeneau, founded in 1901, acquired a majority of the shareholding in G.H. Martel with the aim to use G.H. Martel & C° as the spearhead for its activities in the Champagne region of France. After 50 years of intense activities, Ernest Rapeneau retired from the business, he handed over the direction to his sons, François and Bernard.

The personality of G.H. Martel & C° Champagne is based on the know-how of the Rapeneau family, who has been involved in making this white wine for 4 generations. Cellar master and Oenologist, Christophe, Bernard’s younger son, now runs the House, while his older son, Jean-François, is responsible for the sales development of the brand.

Region
Montagne de Reims
Size
1.000.000+ bottles
Price
€ 14.00 - 100.00
Method
Conventional
Type
Blanc de blancs, Rosé, Brut, Cuvée prestige, Premier Cru, Blanc de noirs, Demi-Sec, Vintage, Non-Vintage, Grand Cru, Cuvée Reserve, Cuvée/blend & Zero Dosage
Grape
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Arbane & Petit Meslier
Payment methods
Credit card, Cash & Bank transfer
Spoken languages
English & French
Average rating: 4.3
(365 reviews)
Clothilde, france, 27 January 2020
Sixtine, France, 26 January 2020
Julie, Australia, 19 January 2020
Anonymous, United Kingdom, 13 January 2020
emiko, JAPAN (JPN), 10 January 2020
Marilyne, France, 9 January 2020
en

Visite très intéressante Nous avons eu la chance d'être seul ce qui nous a permis de profiter un maximum de la visite. Le guide nous a bien accueilli et c'est pris le temps de répondre à nos questions. Merci
Very interesting visit We were lucky to be alone which allowed us to make the most of the visit. The guide welcomed us and took the time to answer our questions. Thank you
Anonymous, Seoul, 6 January 2020
fr

Visiting underground cellar and tasting was good
La visite de la cave souterraine et la dégustation étaient bonnes
Stéphane, France, 6 January 2020
Anonymous, Australia, 5 January 2020
fr

Informative tour of the underground cellars and tasting of 3 champagnes
Visite informative des caves souterraines et dégustation de 3 champagnes
Rishi, Belgium, 4 January 2020
fr

If you have never been to a cellar before, I highly recommend it. Our guide was eager to answer any questions regarding Champagne making.
Si vous n'êtes jamais allé dans une cave auparavant, je le recommande vivement. Notre guide était désireux de répondre à toutes les questions concernant la fabrication du champagne.
ingrid, Nederland, 3 January 2020
CLARA, FRANCE, 2 January 2020
ALEKSANDRA , France, 1 January 2020
Magdalena , France, 1 January 2020
Anonymous, United Kingdom, 1 January 2020
fr

It was an ok tour and had I not already done a couple others beforehand, I probably would've found it a bit better. As it is no longer an 'active' cellar you don't really get a feel for the size of the production or process at G.H. Martel. I found the tasting afterwards to be a little strange too, we were all sat in a circle rather than being able to do our 'own thing'. Also, I thought size of glasses / samples given were very small compared to what is provided at other tastings I'd been to. I would also not recommend buying any of the champagnes directly from the house either, I made that mistake and later found them for HALF the price at L'Eclerc!
Ce fut une bonne tournée et si je n'en avais pas déjà fait quelques autres auparavant, je l'aurais probablement trouvé un peu mieux. Comme il ne s'agit plus d'une cave «active», vous n'avez pas vraiment une idée de la taille de la production ou du processus chez GH Martel. J'ai ensuite trouvé la dégustation un peu étrange aussi, nous étions tous assis en cercle plutôt que de pouvoir faire notre «propre truc». De plus, je pensais que la taille des verres / échantillons donnés était très petite par rapport à celle fournie lors des autres dégustations auxquelles j'étais allé. Je ne recommanderais pas non plus d'acheter l'un des champagnes directement à la maison, j'ai fait cette erreur et je les ai ensuite trouvés pour la moitié du prix à L'Eclerc!
Sander, Netherlands, 31 December 2019
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We all loved the tasting experience with an excellent guide (your Dutch is flawless btw;-). The tour was very informative and interesting. And the champagne excellent. Would love to come again.
Nous avons tous adoré l'expérience de dégustation avec un excellent guide (votre néerlandais est sans faille ;-). La visite a été très informative et intéressante. Et le champagne excellent. J'adorerais revenir.
Rex, United Kingdom, 29 December 2019
fr

Very informative tour with excellent guide. We really enjoyed the underground caves and the history of production. Tasting was also very good - nicely contrasting wines.
Visite très informative avec un excellent guide. Nous avons vraiment apprécié les grottes souterraines et l'histoire de la production. La dégustation était également très bonne - des vins bien contrastés.
Jeremy, Belgique, 29 December 2019
Marie, France , 28 December 2019
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Visite très intéressante et bien construite. Guide très intéressant et qui connaît son sujet. Tres chaleureux. Je recommande
Very interesting and well constructed visit. Very interesting guide who knows his subject. Very warm. I recommend
Katie, USA, 28 December 2019
fr

The tasting and tour were fantastic. Emmanuel was very informative and personable. We’d definitely recommend.
La dégustation et la visite ont été fantastiques. Emmanuel était très instructif et aimable. Nous recommanderions certainement.
Sophie , België, 28 December 2019
Sebastien, France, 28 December 2019
fr

Small cellars, but excellent tasting and description
Petites caves, mais excellente dégustation et description
Maximilian, Allemagne, 26 December 2019
Anonymous, Hong Kong, 25 December 2019
fr

Poor explanation and it’s only a museum instead of a currently in use facility.
Mauvaise explication et ce n'est qu'un musée au lieu d'une installation actuellement utilisée.
Claire, FRANCE, 19 December 2019