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Champagne De Castellane, Epernay

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
Known as one of the oldest families in France dating back to the 10th century, the owners of Champagne De Castellane founded the champagne house in 1895. Housed in the historic Tower de Castellane, the facilities have the deepest cellars with an interesting museum of old tools. They use more than 100 tanks, several packaging lines, and 9 km (5 mi) of crayères (chalk cellars) to produce both vintage and non-vintage cuvée, as well as a blanc de blancs Chardonnay Champagne.

The house is currently under the ownership of Laurent-Perrier, and their cuvée vintage is the Commodore. You may recognize the brand's iconic champagne bottle by the Red Cross label on all of their Brut, Brut Rosé, Blanc de Blancs, and Demi-Sec varieties.

Your scheduled tour begins with the Traditional Champagne Museum that displays the evolving processes and tools used to harvest grapes and make champagne. Next, you have the option to tour the processing facilities with a guide who speaks English. Then you can put on your sweater for a tour of the chilly chalk cellars and stroll in part of the vineyards with permission. If you have the energy for it, climb the famous 66 m (216 ft) tower for a panoramic view of Epernay and the Marne Valley vineyards. Finally, your tour concludes with a champagne tasting. Reservations highly recommended. Champagne De Castellane is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • We stopped by to climb the tower. This is a free activity. It was over 200 steps. The views at the top were good. There is a little gift shop at the entrance. It was a fun stop.  more »
  • Took some friends here again 7 years after previously visiting. The place has been bought by LP and now it’s pretty much a non working museum and the sparkle has gone. The young lady giving the tour.....  more »
  • We were there on the opening day after the corona shutdown. A bit quit due to lack of tourists. Also be aware that this is no longer an active plant. They only store bottles here, there is absolutely....  more »
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  • Be warned - you must do a tour to have a tasting.
  • A lovely, quiet tour by a very knowledgeable guide. A choice of French or English for the tour, free parking and a great view from the tower. Would definitely go again.
  • Best cave tour if you want to learn the history of champagne making. The champagne is very well priced as well. The tower is formidable!
  • You visit for the art alone! The champagne is good and the view from the tower is impressive.
  • Great FREE tower - check it out. But it’s not an easy climb. View is basically the same as the hot air balloon in town.

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