Discover Montagne de Reims in Champagne

14th June 2017


Did you know the Montagne de Reims has the world’s only reserve of dwarf beeches, they are known as the ‘Faux de Verzy’.  Situated between Reims and Épernay; its natural and built heritage can be explored by following the Champagne Trail, which criss-crosses the region. The vineyards of Montagne de Reims are situated between the wooded massif of the Reims Mountain Regional Natural Park and the agricultural plain.

The landscape with winegrowing villages nestled among the vines extends towards Reims with a green corridor that runs along the Canal de l’Aisne à la Marne. This particular area has microclimates suitable for growing the three main grape varieties that are permitted in the Champagne region.

There are a wide variety of Champagne houses that you can visit and discover the Champagne from this region. A few examples include:

Champagne Janisson et Fils which is located in Verzenay, a village classified as Grand Cru in the heart of the Montagne de Reims, on one of the most prestigious soils of the Champagne region.

Champagne G.H. Martel & C° which 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.

Champagne Sylvie Moreau have been winegrowers since the 1960’s. You can have an exciting experience visiting the vineyard by Land Rover and after enjoy a tasting in the vineyard with finger food!

Champagne Louis de Sacy is situated on a very famous terroir in the Montagne de Reims, Verzy. This is where they have grown vines for 13 generations.

Champagne House Pol Couronne was founded in 1887 by Pol Auguste Couronne. He was born on 22 May 1862 in Hautvillers, the cradle of Champagne. Almost two centuries before Dom Pérignon found the village, it was nicknamed ‘La Perle du Champagne’ (The Pearl of Champagne). The boutique is situated in the heart of Reims, a few steps from the Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

Champagne Florent-Bergeronneau-Marion is situated in the village of Ville Dommange. Ville Domange is an old village typical for the Champagne region that can be traced back to the VIVth century under the name of ‘Villa Dominica’, literally meaning ‘the farm of a Lord”, the Lord being none other than Louis I, the first king of France from 814 until 840.

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