by Kimberli Hull
L'Avenue de Champagne, Epernay, France
The majority of Champagne houses are located in Epernay and Reims. Reims is pronounced, “ranse” not “reams” and, if you say it wrong, they’ll have no idea where you want to go. Simplify things and go to Epernay, a charming town where some of the most well-known champagnes in the world are produced.
Along the Avenue du Champagne, you’ll find Moet e Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Paul Roger, and many more.
But, don’t just stop there – be sure to visit Nicolas Feuillatte located on a hill overlooking the town.
Founded in 1972, Nicolas Feuillatte is a co-op of over 5,000 growers.
Now the third-largest Champagne producer in the world, Nicolas Feuillate is one of the few facilities in Champagne that provides a full tour of the production facilities.
The winery also opens a large new visitors center for the 2017 season.
For lunch – we recommend Le Banque in downtown Epernay - fabulous food, a lovely atmosphere and a by the glass champagne menu that is out of this world.