REGION: Champagne Vallee de la Marne

Following his immense success in the Pacific North West with Cayuse, Horsepower and Hors Categorie, Christophe Baron decided to go back to his roots and produce 100% Pinot Meunier from his family’s properties in Champagne finished with zero dosage and only in magnums!
Marianne Gamet is a member of a new generation of growers, bringing fresh energy and perspective to her wines. Today, Marianne is making distinctive and delicious Champagnes from eight hectares. The vineyards are split between three villages: Mardeuil on the Damery, and Fleury la Riviére.
Jérôme Dehours works 42 different vineyards across just 14.5h on the south side of the Marne river. Primarily focusing on Meunier, his wines are beautiful expressions of the varying terroirs found here. The different types of clay and limestone produce delicious bready, savory, and salty Champagnes.
Duc de Romet is produced from a cooperative of growers in Vandières in the Marne Valley who do not make their own wine. Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy or Champagne René Geoffroy provides expert winemaking guidance for the co-op.
Nicolas and Antoine Chiquet farm 23h in the Grand Vallée villages of Aÿ, Dizy, Hautvillers and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Using only 1er cru and Grand Cru fruit vinified in stainless steel, they produce incredibly fresh and balanced Champagnes, generous of fruit and texture.
Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy is the 5th generation to lead this Aÿ based domain in the Marne Valley. With a focus on viticulture, he is now farming 20% of his vines biodynamically, and a seemingly boundless energy, JB is crafting stunning, unique expressions of Cumiéres and its surrounding villages.
René Goutorbe took over the family estate in 1970 and in the last 50 years has expanded the domain to 25h, though the jewel of Goutorbe’s vineyard holdings is their six hectares of Aÿ grand cru. Their rich and aromatic Champagnes are always charming from the NV to the late released Spécial Clubs.
Jean-Paul Hébrart took over the operations of Marc Hébrart Champagne in the Vallée de la Marne from his father Marc in 1997. Based in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, JP grows mostly Pinot Noir. His Champagnes are unfailingly pleasing, ripe and juicy without feeling sweet. It’s hard not to smile as you sip!
Cédric Moussé has been at the helm of the western Marne estate, Moussé Fils, since 2013. He is a Meunier specialist, producing brilliant salty, juicy, aromatic wines from homeopathically farmed vineyards with a unique terroir of schist subsoil under clay
Champagne Paul Laurent was created in 1952 by Gilbert Gruet and his wife Danielle Gruet. This 3rd generation Champagne house is a result of the constant and meticulous care put into each bottle. Champagne Paul Laurent is known for its delicious, consistent, and high acid, value champagne.