A Private Tour of Champagne Deutz

Last week, I finally made it over to the Champagne region in Northern France. Having wanted to visit for a number of years now, I’m pleased to say that my trip didn’t disappoint. On the last day of our 4 day visit, Mr O’T and I were invited over to the pretty French village of Ay for a private tour of Champagne Deutz.

Champagne Deutz

Dubbed as one of the unsung heroes of the wine world, Champagne Deutz is one of the oldest members of Champagne’s prestigious Grandes Marques houses and has been making distinctive Champagnes since 1838.

Champagne Deutz

The estate isn’t open to the public, so to be invited into the founder’s family estate was a real privilege.

Champagne Deutz

Founded by German business partners William Deutz and Pierre-Huber Geldermann, Champagne Deutz has been family run for almost 200 years.

Champagne Deutz

With 42 hectares of vineyards in Ay and Haute Vallee de Marne, the estates wines continue to win international recognition for their elegance, purity and clarity. They are also considered to be one of Champagne’s best kept secrets and was Queen Victoria’s champagne of choice at her Diamond Jubilee.

Champagne Deutz

More recently, Deutz has undergone a great period of modernisation. In the 1990s, it was taken over by fellow Champagne house, Louis Roederer and in that time significant investment has been made to increase the Champagne production without compromising on quality.

Champagne Deutz

In the 90s, production hovered around the 600,000 mark but today, the Champagne house produces over 2 million bottles per year.

Champagne Deutz

We were lucky enough to get a sneaky peak of the cellars which was absolutely fascinating. If it hadn’t been so cold down there, I could have happily stayed for longer, admiring their vintage champagne collection.

Champagne Deutz

80 percent of Deutz champagnes still come from top vineyards of classified “Grand Cru” or “Premier Cru” villages and over time, the Champagne has built a reputation for the very finest of Vintages.

Champagne Deutz

Champagne Deutz

After a tour of the cellars, we were ushered back to the main house for my favourite part….the Champagne tasting 😉.

Champagne Deutz

We were treated to three different Champagnes across Deutz’ Classic, Trio de Prestige and Vintage range. Each Champagne was of course unique in flavour and really showcased the brand’s elegance. The Blancs de Blancs was my favourite as I relished the crisp finish and subtle hints of lemon. Nevertheless, they were all fantastic Champagnes to try.

Champagne Deutz

We had a fabulous time visiting the Champagne Deutz estate and were saddened to say goodbye. If you haven’t come across Deutz before then I urge you to give their Champagne selection a try.

Have you visited the Champagne region before and are you a fan of Champagne Deutz?

Maggie Oxox

Please note I was a guest of Champagne Deutz however all opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by Champagne. 

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8 Comments

  1. August 11, 2017 / 8:21 am

    We hoped to visit the Champagne region when we did our French road trip last year, but we ended up visiting other places instead. It’s somewhere we hope to visit another time though! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Ooo you definitely should Jenny – there are so many fantastic Champagne houses to choose from and they are all wonderfully unique in their own way! x

  2. August 11, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Oh wow… simply just “wow”. I think Deutz is one of the best champagnes out there and living with a French champagne enthusiast I have tried quite a lot of different brands!
    Lucky girl! It must have been a wonderful experience 😀
    X Louise

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Now that I’ve sampled Deutz for myself I completely agree with you Louise! It’s great to know that you’ve tried quite a lot of different brands too haha…all in the name of excellent market research 😉 xx

  3. Angie Silver
    August 16, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    What a beautiful estate!!

  4. Suze
    August 16, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Ooh Deutz is one of my favourite champagnes, what a treat to have a tour of the estate!

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