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“Best place to try bubbly”
Review of Billecart Salmon

Billecart Salmon
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We did the tour here ... The village is great, the tour fabulous and the champagne excellent. If you choose one place to book a champagne tour in this area, make it Billecart-Salmon!

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Loved the guide, excellent English, loved that the full tour included cellars, processing and tastings. By far my favourite of all of the tours that we did. Also, Billie-cart Salmon goes way over and above the legislation requirements for making champagne, and you can taste the difference.

2  Thank ILOVEitalysomuch
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The house and buildings are amazing and the technology that is involved is interesting. This is a far cry from a small champagne house but the guy showing us round knew very little about the process. I felt he found showing us round a bit of a chore.

2  Thank skibuff1
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Billecart-Salmon is justly popular in Australia, especially for their rose, and it was a pleasure to have a personal tour with a guide who genuinely loves and knows the champagnes. We were shown through all aspects of production, including the press house, gleaming tanks, barrel room, and cellars, before tasting an exemplary range of champagnes. The special Clos Saint Hilaire vineyard from which their top wine is made is interesting, especially as their horse was in action gently ploughing between the vines; and the gardens are elegant and relaxing.

Mareuil-sur-Ay is less than a 15 minutes drive from Epernay, and worth the effort, as the village is charming, especially if you spend time on the riverbank (maybe with a simple picnic from the nearby boulangerie) before or after a tour a few minutes walk away.

It is refreshing to be able to visit a top level champagne company in a small group, with authentic guidance and insights into the factors which make Billecart-Salmon champagnes so stylish and enjoyable.

3  Thank Steve_Champagne_fan
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We are both Billecart Salmon fans, so naturally chose to tour this champagne house, over other more popular tours around the area. We are so pleased that we did. There were just 6 of us on the tour/tasting, which lasted nearly 2hours. Claudia was extremely knowledgable and taught us all alot about the champagne process. The underground cellars were incredible. Took so many photos. The champagne tasting at the end was delicious and reasonably priced - just eur14 for 3 different champagnes. Coming from Australia, the prices were very very cheap too... About a third of the price of what we pay for a bottle at home. So we bought a few to drink, during the rest of our European adventure!

6  Thank Andinjon
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