At the end of summer, the vineyards of Champagne buzz with excitement as the grapes are harvested. A number of estates open their doors for a day during the harvest so you can truly immerse yourself in their winegrowing traditions.
Armed with pruners and a pail, participants learn all about grape picking and discover the work of the vineyard alongside the passionate winegrowers.
Following this harvesting the old-fashioned way, there’s a tour of the estate, the press and cellar, with a detailed introduction on how the fine bubbly is made.
And it goes without saying that the grape pickers for a day can then enjoy a tasting to round off their experience on a sparkling note!
In various vineyards of Champagne
Middle of August - Middle of September
Tourist Office of Grand Reims
6 rue Rockefeller 51100 REIMS
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 77 45 00