It was a fabulous day not only because of the sipping of champagne but also because of the significance of the history of the region, especially Reims and its magnificent Cathedral.
It was interesting to learn that the wineries of all the significant Houses are all in Epernay and not out in the vineyards as we do it in Australia and New Zealand. Driving in and around the little cobbled streets it was a game of spot the winery. Billicart, Mumm ,Pol Roger, Heidsieck, and so many more. It was just amazing that all these significant places were located in seemingly back streets .
We went to a small family winery that had been in the family for generations and then we went over to the big one ..Moet and Chandon.
So here are my "happy" snaps of the Champagne country
|Was a very overcast day so wasn't that good for the photos|
|very similar to Notre Dame|
|The old family winery|
|150 year old grape press|
|was a very nice drop|
|Epernay Town Hall|
|Dedication to the fallen|
|The big daddy of them all|
|Napoleon was received in this room|
|Now for the 27 klm of caves of champagne|
|On our way home we passed this massive statue that could be seen for miles. It was a dedication to a Pope from the past who had come from the village.|