A visit to Champagne Wafflart-Briet

7th June 2018


Located in Sacy, a premier cru village just 15 minutes away from Reims you will find Alexis and Rachel who are the 5th generation of the Wafflart-Briet family to manage and run the winery. It is a husband and wife partnership and very much a family brand – Rachel is originally from England.

Wafflart-Briet Champagne was born in the 1950’s with its own label though family were owners of Champagne vines from the 1880’s (sold grapes rather than producing their own label). Their production is very small for a Champagne house producing their own label at only 30,000 bottles annually made from entirely Premier Cru grapes from the village of Sacy.

We are small enough to care and big enough to cope with the growing demand for the delicious WB champagnes in France and around the world.


“Our main focus is on the Pinot Noir and Meunier grape types and whilst we do grow some Chardonnay, in our Champagnes you will find primarily the red varietals. This ensures a crisp, fruity, bold flavour which is refreshing and enjoyable for all occasions.”

The family producer welcomes all visitors to their winery and to taste through their selection of Champagne (and ratafia) – You can even have a quick tour of their winery and see how they still label by hand their bottles.

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.