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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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€ 25,00
Per adult
€ 25,00
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
(297 reviews)
Elodie, France, 21 October 2019
cm, nederland, 21 October 2019
Ron, Nederland, 20 October 2019
fr

Dear Mr Martell, we had a perfect tour from tourguide Jordy... He was enthousiastic, and the wines are very smooth.. Jordy had a sparkle in his eyes, like your champagne! Thx... from Jacq, Yvonne, Tanja and Ron... of course from Ruremonde...Pays Bas..
Cher M. Martell, notre guide touristique, Jordy, a fait un tour parfait. Il était enthousiaste et les vins sont très doux. Jordy avait les yeux brillants, comme votre champagne! Thx ... de Jacq, Yvonne, Tanja et Ron ... bien sûr de Ruremonde ... Pays Bas ..
Christelle , Luxembourg , 16 October 2019
fr

We really enjoyed it The guide was really amazing, you can see how much he loved to do it and he kept the visit interactive. And the champagne good
Nous avons vraiment apprécié le guide. Le guide était vraiment incroyable. Vous pouvez voir à quel point il aimait le faire et il a rendu la visite interactive. Et le champagne bon
Cathy, BE, 14 October 2019
Maria, Spain, 13 October 2019
Martina, United Kingdom, 7 October 2019
George, United States, 7 October 2019
fr

Jordi was a great tour guide. Turned out to be our favorite tour of the weekend! It was very personal and he showed us the secrets of their champagne cellars which are incredibly historic.
Jordi était un excellent guide. S'est avéré être notre visite préférée du week-end! C'était très personnel et il nous a montré les secrets de leurs caves de champagne qui sont incroyablement historiques.
Patrick, België, 6 October 2019
fr

Very good visit with interesting explanation about making of champagne and Mattel. A little bit more information about the old machines should make it complete. And maybe show the different houses of Martel family on a map?
Très bonne visite avec explication intéressante sur la fabrication du champagne et Mattel. Un peu plus d'informations sur les anciennes machines devraient le rendre complet. Et peut-être montrer les différentes maisons de la famille Martel sur une carte?
Maria, Belgie, 5 October 2019
Anonymous, United States, 4 October 2019
fr

Beautiful caves and very informative tour. Very relaxed and unpretentious. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Belles grottes et visite très informative. Très détendu et sans prétention. Beaucoup apprécié!
Andrea, USA , 4 October 2019
Janice, Canada, 3 October 2019
Guy, België, 2 October 2019
en fr

Rondleiding ok maar de laatst opgediende champagne was ronduit slecht. Dit was echt geen reclame.
Tour ok but the last champagne served was downright bad. This was really no advertising.
Tour ok mais le dernier champagne servi était carrément mauvais. Ce n'était vraiment pas de publicité.
Margarita, USA , 1 October 2019
fr

Excellent tour of the cellars and very informative. Thank you.
Excellent tour des caves et très instructif. Je vous remercie.
Anonymous, FRANCE, 29 September 2019
en

Peu d’interaction avec le conférencier.
Little interaction with the speaker
Tikkanen, Finland, 28 September 2019
Joanne , United states, 27 September 2019
fr

Our guide was difficult to understand and also seemed tired. During the tasting portion of the tour, he left us for long moments between tastes...maybe he had other duties he had to do...all in all, a disappointing experience.
Notre guide était difficile à comprendre et semblait également fatigué. Au cours de la partie dégustation de la tournée, il nous a laissé de longs moments entre les goûts ... peut-être avait-il d'autres tâches à faire ... une expérience décevante.
Andrew, Australia , 27 September 2019
fr

Enjoyable tour and tasting of 3 Champagnes,white ,rose,blanc de blanc.The guide had a very thick French Accent and took some concentration before being able to understand him.Also after the tastings he didn't come back to ask if we would like to buy some,was left up to us to go to the shop to purchase.Overall though we enjoyed it.
Visite agréable et dégustation de 3 champagnes, blanc, rose, blanc.Le guide avait un accent français très épais et prenait de la concentration avant de pouvoir le comprendre.Après la dégustation, il n'est pas revenu pour demander si nous comme acheter, a été laissé à nous d'aller à la boutique pour acheter. Globalement, nous avons apprécié.
Marga, Nederland, 25 September 2019
Anonymous, Belgium, 24 September 2019
fr

Nice tour, yet it doesn't show that much. The cellars are not really in use anymore. The speaker had a heavy french accent in his english. Worthwile for those who want to visit a smaller house, yet not that impressive.
Belle tournée, mais ça ne se voit pas beaucoup. Les caves ne sont plus vraiment utilisées. L'orateur avait un fort accent français dans son anglais. Worthwile pour ceux qui veulent visiter une maison plus petite, mais pas si impressionnant.
Cam, Canada, 23 September 2019
fr

Great tour - guide was very knowledgeable and went through the cellars at a good pace.
Great tour - guide était très compétent et a traversé les caves à un bon rythme.
Rebecca, United States, 20 September 2019
fr

Had a great tour and tasting! Learned a lot about the champagne making process. Favorite tour in the region!
Nous avons passé un excellent tour et dégustation! J'ai beaucoup appris sur le processus de fabrication du champagne. Circuit préféré dans la région!
Jacqueline, USA, 20 September 2019
fr

Our tour guide was incredibly well spoken, knowledgable and funny! I highly recommend this tour for a small production feel
Notre guide était incroyablement bien parlé, bien informé et drôle! Je recommande fortement cette tournée pour une sensation de petite production
Sue, England , 16 September 2019
fr

This was the first Champagne house we visited on our recent trip and is an ideal place to start. It is within easy walking distance from the centre of Reims and easy to find. Small and friendly family run house with a knowledgeable guide. Some interesting things to see in the cellar and a nice tasting to end. The price of €15 is excellent value for money. It may not have all the razzmatazz of the big houses but their champagne is just as good!
Ce fut la première maison de Champagne que nous avons visitée lors de notre récent voyage et est un endroit idéal pour commencer. Il est facilement accessible à pied depuis le centre de Reims. Petite maison familiale conviviale avec un guide compétent. Quelques choses intéressantes à voir dans la cave et une belle dégustation pour terminer. Le prix de 15 € est un excellent rapport qualité / prix. Il n'a peut-être pas tout le razzmatazz des grandes maisons mais leur champagne est tout aussi bon!