France: Champagne

Around Reims

The city of Reims and the Montagne de Reims
By Tom Stevenson and Michael Edwards

This Guide was last updated on 25 June 2010
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Wine Travel Guide: France, Champagne, Around-Reims

Krug's courtyard in the winter snow. © Wink Lorch.


Address: Rue Coquebert, 51100 Reims
Tel: 03 26 84 44 20 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 49:15:43N (49.26186)    Longitude: 4:2:22E (4.03956) 

The small, but illustrious family-owned House of Krug vinifies entirely in 205 litre oak pièces, none of which are new, and the average age is 40 years. With no private visitor centre, you may, however, obtain an advanced appointment to visit if you work hard at this! It is worth writing or phoning on the off-chance that you do get an inside view of this living Champagne legend. The only way to be certain of securing this experience is if you can arrange for a distributor, member of the wine trade, or a private consumer well known to Krug to apply on your behalf. This is not because Krug is snooty, it is simply due to there being only one person available to take guests around and receiving guests is not her sole occupation.

Useful information: Strictly by appointment only: Mondays to Fridays, 09.00–17.00 and often not during French school holidays. Closed mid-July to early September. There is a contact form on the website or try emailing directly.


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