Descend into the caves of one of the world’s most reputable Champagne houses and see how its sparkling wine is made.
Mumm is a winery that produces acclaimed Champagne and offers guided tours of its cellars. With an on-site museum and informative talks about its production method, the winery is an ideal spot to learn about the region’s famous type of sparkling wine. Follow the network of tunnels dug into the chalky bedrock to view caves that hold bottles of slowly fermenting Champagne.
This company, which has been producing wine since 1827, is recognized across the globe and has been the chosen celebratory bottle for Formula One victors for more than a decade. Its wine is made from grapes grown across 538 acres (218 hectares) of scenic vineyards.
Book in advance to take a tour of the house to discover more about the production of its Champagne. During the guided visit, speak to the well-versed docents about the art of winemaking and wine tasting; they’ll teach you how to tell the good from the bad.
Taste some of Mumm’s best products. Sip the classic Cordon Rouge Champagne or sample single-varietal Champagnes, comparing the 100 percent Chardonnay Mumm Blanc de Blancs with the 100 percent Pinot Noir Mumm Blanc de Noirs.
Rent a space in the atmospheric cellars for a special dinner or reception. The historical Moulin de Verzenay mill has exceptional views of the Champagne vineyards and is also available for rent.
The complex also houses a Mumm boutique. Browse bottles of Champagne and various souvenirs, such as a branded bottle stopper.
The tour lasts for approximately 1 hour and is available in many languages, including English. Mumm is open to daily during summer and from Monday through to Saturday during winter. Fees vary depending on what tasting option you choose.
Mumm is located to the east of Mars Gate in the center of Reims. The winery is just a half-mile (1-kilometer) walk northeast from the city’s town hall.