A few weeks ago I had the honor to visit Moët & Chandon in my hometown Épernay. As some of you know a huge part of my family is French, so I was super stoked when I got asked to experience the cellars in a private tour and get to know the history of the worlds‘ most famous champagne brand first hand. I do have a huge connection to the brand as Moët & Chandon has always been a part of family celebrations, weddings and memorable moments. It was lovely to spend some time in my hometown while discovering places I had never seen before and even meeting my family that was in town as well.
After our arrival at our hotel „La Briqueterie“ we went straight for the vineyard tour with a stop at Fort Chabrol and the Loge Mont Aigu. There’s something calming about the vineyards and the freedom you feel when you are up the hill. I took in the magnificent view while listening to how much time it takes to create a bottle of champagne. Time simply stood still as we were walking through the cellars which was our next stop on this tour.
The technical tasting with Benoit Gouez was probably the most remarkable part of the whole experience. After learning about all the work and passion that goes into the production of the champagne, tasting it becomes an entirely different experience. If you ever get the chance to do this tour, make sure to go – it is definitely a must!
The unforgettable day ended with an exclusive Dinner at Trianon Residence, where we got the enjoy the 2008 Grand Vintage in a room that even Napoleon once was enjoying a glass of Moët & Chandon. I feel that pictures speak more than a thousand words and from that I think you can even feel the glamorous and exclusive atmosphere we felt at the dinner. Sharing this moment with my sister was amazing. This was truly a one in a lifetime experience.
Thanks to Moët & Chandon for partnering with me on this trip.