Champagne fact file:
Vineyard area: 34,000 hectares
Vineyards owned by négociant houses: 10% (3,167ha)
Vineyards owned by growers: 90% (29,910ha)
Main grapes: Pinot Noir (38.5%), Pinot Meunier (32.5%), Chardonnay (29%)
Champagne produces unique wine sought the world over as the drink of celebration. Once there, you are among the vines in just a few minutes’ drive of Reims or Epernay, the two towns at the region’s cultural, gastronomic and vinous heart.