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You will find infos about the vines, the cellar, our latests news and also infos about Champagne.

mercredi 24 décembre 2014

mercredi 29 octobre 2014

Last days of October

Work in the vineyards are over for 2014 and the end of the year is being organised with mailings and deliveries.  

The month of October ends with flamboyant colors.


mardi 7 octobre 2014

Automn in Champagne's Region

After a lovely sunny September. Autumn has arrived suddenly at the end of last week. Temperatures plunged from 23°C to 14°C during the day and the sun giving way to clouds laden with water... 

So I took advantage of the few minutes of sunshine today to take pictures and share with you the beautiful landscapes that are the Champagne's vineyards in autumn.

mercredi 24 septembre 2014

Harvest 2014 - Day 7 - Last Day

The harvest ends with Macs ... An evening of the previous day and a rainy night forced the team to fully equip the latter day... Here are some pictures of the last day:

Pruners and gloves are placed in the baskets for the last time... until next year

Short tour of the village to celebrate the end of harvest!

Review of the 2014 Harvest 

Nearly 26,000 kg of grapes were cut by our team, at the top, in 7 days. That's unheard of! 

Thank you for your work, for your good mood and for the atmosphere, thank you... 
 Many Many thanks to all! And a special thought for our carrier.

See you next year with pleasure!!!

Harvest 2014 - Day 5 and 6

Day 5 - The harvest continued with a little fog in the morning, quickly dissipated, followed by sunshine...

Chardonnay from "Jardin"

Small break

Diversity in the vineyard, snail camouflages

Day 6 - Another beautiful sunrise from the top of Germigny with a view of Reims and Janvry...

...and a foggy morning arrival to 15 acres in Courcelles-Sapicourt

Pinot Noir 

Traditional Press

On one evening, the traditional press, called Dollat​​, gathered us. Here are the photos:


Lowering the tray


First "cake"

First roll up

Cleaning up

The press "naked"

Harvest 2014 - Day 4

More pictures of the harvest, with the sun!

dimanche 21 septembre 2014

Being a Chardonnay grape picker

This second video puts you up a picker in sunny Chardonnay Champagne

The harvest ends today but with Macs ... Pictures of the previous days and the last day will be published in a few days.

vendredi 19 septembre 2014

Being a grape picker

You have never done ​​the harvest and you have always wanted to try. Here is a video that will give you insight to be a harvester of Pinot Meunier for a few minutes:

mercredi 17 septembre 2014

Harvest 2014 - Day 1, 2 and 3

The first 3 days of harvest in pictures. 

Day 1 - First grapes and the first shipments with the sun

Day 2 - Early hours in the fog

Day 3 - Sunrise 

but a lot of dew

Pinot Meunier from "15 ares plot" in Courcelles-Sapicourt

Part of the harvest before the morning snack

Head in leaves!

A hot day on the slopes!

Traffic jam to deliver the grapes at the end of a hard working day

To be continued...