The Champagne firm of Billecart-Salmon in Mareuil-sur-Äy was established in 1818 when Niçolas François Billecart married Elizabeth Salmon; it has remained independently controlled by the family ever since, even though the Frey Group have owned a 45 percent share since 2005. Today the house is managed by brothers François and Antoine Roland-Billecart, who represent the sixth generation. Production averages 1.7 million bottles per year. How does Antoine Roland-Billecart define the house style? "Freshness, elegance, fruit style and wine style. We always want to remind you that Champagne is a wine. Prior to Champagne, we produce a wine." He notes that viticulture is quite distinctive at the 46th parallel, about as far north as wine cultivars will ripen. "We really have to take care of the fruit. We’re not alcohol chasing for maturity, we’re more into freshness." Join us for this special portfolio tasting!
Walking in, you arrive at a sit down, interactive, wine tasting during which we provide for tasting six to eight new wines to taste and discuss over the one and a half hour period of time alloted to the class. At these gatherings everyone attending brings their own level of knowledge and experiences, adding to the conversation on the wines, regions, and varietals. All levels of wine lovers are welcome! What brings is all together once every week is simply that we LOVE wine!