The Clos des Terres Soudées, United in Unity
Wine tourism is not something to be taken lightly by Isabelle Coulon. She and her husband, Eric (an 8th generation wine grower whose roots go back to 1806, and who is also from her home town of Vrigny, a few kilometers from Reims and the TGV train station), host their guests at Domaine Roger Coulon and the “Le Clos des Terres Soudées” guest house.
Isabelle and Eric have been sharing this symbiosis with nature and their passion for their terroir with visitors for six years now. Each of the five guest rooms, including one suite, is based on a different vine and wine related theme.
The history of the family is all around, from the courtyard of the Domaine where great-grandfather’s press stands proud, to the living rooms decorated with old furniture and artefacts. The quality of their hospitality was recognised last June by the “Pierre Cheval de l’Embellissement” Award from UNESCO and mentioned in the Michelin guide. Talking about wine and its universal appeal calls for dialogue and discussion. So, in addition to the accommodation, they also run workshops, tours and other activities including a vertical tasting, a pop-up bar amid the vines, harvesting days and harvest lunches and picnics with local produce.