CHAMPAGNE WINE ROUTE, ELEGANCE, EXCELLENCE & AUTHENTICITY
Explore the vineyards which produce the most prestigious wines in the world, meet the Champagne winemakers and find out the secret behind that bond – why the world’s most feted wine is so intimately linked to its land of origin
Champagne is one of the most famous wines in the world and the region where it is produced shares its core values of prestige, elegance, excellence and authenticity. Since 2015, nominated Hillsides, Houses and Cellars of Champagne have been listed by the UNESCO World Heritage organization in the category of ‘Continuing, Organically Evolved Cultural Landscape’ which designates a combined work of man and Nature.
CHAMPAGNE WINE CELLARS
The headquarters of many of the large Champagne Houses are based in Reims and Epernay. Their cellars are dug deep into the chalk and form a network of over a hundred kilometres of tunnels and underground chambers housing hundreds of millions of bottles of champagne
THE “CHAMPAGNE” COMES EXCLUSIVELY FROM CHAMPAGNE REGION
Many winemakers of sparkling wine have attempted to use the name Champagne on their labels of sparking wine. But unless it’s made in the Champagne region of France, sparkling wine cannot be called champagne.
The Champagne vineyards, their hillsides, houses and wine cellars, are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.