Champagne Sanger, Côtes des Blanc

An unique project in France, Sanger is the Champagne “house” run by the students and faculty cellar masters at the Avize Viti Campus, the region’s premier viticultural school. Established in 1919, the school’s vineyards and facilities have been donated by former students who went on to lead their own domaines. Today the school produces Champagne […]

Champagne Ulysse Collin, Côtes des Blanc

The production at Ulysse Collin is minute even by grower-Champagne standards. At the same time, Olivier Collin’s international reputation as one of the most meticulous and conscientious vignerons in Champagne ensures that his wines are among the most sought-after in the world. Grown from less than 8 hectares of vineyards, the wines are crystalline expressions […]

Champagne Tarlant, Epernay

Champagne Tarlant is one of the great historic estates of Champagne, owned continuously by the Tarlant Family since 1687. Cultivating 14 hectares in four of the Marne crus (Œuilly, Boursault, St-Agnan and Celles-lès-Condé), the current generation’s Benoît Tarlant is acclaimed as one of Champagne’s low dosage specialists, with most of the wines coming in at […]

Champagne Ruppert-Leroy, Côtes des Bar

Bénédicte Leroy’s parents were originally sheep farmers settling in Essoyes in 1975 to start a small farm on a clearing above the town. In the 1980s they learned they could plant grapes on the land they had been renting for the sheep to graze. Little by little, they created a domaine which today is four […]

Champagne Roger Coulon, Montagne de Reims

Eric and Isabelle Coulon are the representatives of the eighth generation of the Coulon family to be engaged as recoltant-manipulants, producing Champagne from Vrigny and the surrounding villages in the northwest corner of the Montagne de Reims. Since 1806, this family has gradually increased its holdings so that there are now 10 hectares under vines, […]

Champagne Laherte Frères, Epernay

Established in 1889, Laherte Frères now boasts six generations who have run the estate. Though double in size from its original holdings, the estate is still very small by Champagne standards, with just 10.5 hectares, with vineyard holdings across Epernay (with Chavot being the home estate), the Côte des Blancs (including the 1er cru Vertus […]

Champagne Guy Larmandier, Vertus

The cellars of Champagne Guy Larmandier are located in the village of Vertus at the southern base of the Cote des Blancs. This estate owns 9 hectares of vineyards, all located within the Cote des Blancs and distributed amongst the Grand Cru rated villages of Chouilly and Cramant and the 1er Cru rated vineyards of […]

Champagne Francis Boulard, Montagne de Reims

Francis Boulard founded his estate with his daughter, Delphine, in 2010, following a disagreement with his siblings about whether to continue operating the old family estate using conventional agriculture. Left with only 3 hectares of their own, the pair now manage the property biodynamically. The resulting wines are incredibly expressive, a delight to drink and […]

Champagne Agrapart, Avize

Established in Avize in 1894, Champagne Agrapart et Fils has produced and bottled its own wine from the very start. The fourth generation of Agraparts, Pascal and Fabrice, the house continues its tradition of growing almost exclusively Chardonnay from their 9.5 hectares of estate-owned vineyards in the Côte des Blancs. The wines are hand-crafted, very […]