boizel-a-living-tour

Boizel, a living tour

Sep 16, 2020 • 2 mins

Boizel is now offering the general public a new tour and 4 wine workshops to introduce them to its champagnes.

The lady of the house herself explains… The champagne house, which has been situated at 46, Avenue de Champagne in Épernay since 1985, was founded in 1834 and previously located on Rue de Bernon, just behind the “Champs-Élysées of Champagne”. They have been refurbishing their premises, from an aesthetic and technical point of view, for the last three years, in order to create this “living” wine tour for visitors.

We didn’t want our tour to resemble a museum. We have therefore created a guided tour that takes visitors through the areas where we actually work, the “wood cellar” with its barrels and foudres recently acquired to hold the reserve wines, the stainless-steel vat room and the cellars. The tour ends with visitors taking the staircase leading up from the cellars into our tasting room and gift shop where our workshops are held.
Evelyne Roques-Boizel
General Manager

The guided tours are hosted by one of our employees and are designed for small groups of up to 8 people “in order to give each visitor personal attention”, explains Mme Boizel. “The champagne house is made up of 19th-century buildings, two 18th-century pavilions, and a courtyard that leads out on the Avenue de Champagne making this a remarkable setting in which to receive visitors”.

 Three options are available to visitors. They may choose to simply enjoy a glass of champagne at the boutique’s tasting bar or on the patio, take the “1834” tour which includes a tasting of two champagnes, or participate in one of 4 workshops (guided tour and tutored tasting).

The first workshop, “Contraste”, includes a 100% chardonnay and a 100% pinot noir. The second, “L’Essentiel” consists of the brut réserve, the rosé and the Grand Vintage 2008. The third, “Origines”, recounts the family’s history and includes a tasting of the brut rosé, the Blanc de Blancs and the Joyau de France 2000. Lastly, the fourth workshop, “Quintessence”, is an opportunity to try the three Joyau de France champagnes.