CHARLES HEIDSIECK NEWS
Charles Heidsieck, like its audacious founder, is one of those for whom the quest for quintessence is only possible by pushing away its limits. Find here the latest news of the House.
PICKING GRAPES, HARVESTING MEMORIES
SECOND CHARLES HEIDSIECK OPEN HARVEST DAY
On the occasion of the early harvest of 2021, Charles Heidsieck is once again offering a handful of adventurous hedonists the chance to experience one of the highlights of the Champagne House – the harvest. A wonderful opportunity to get under the skin of a grape picker and discover the myriad requirements needed to run a vineyard and to produce a Charles Heidsieck champagne.
Our second Open Harvest Day will take place on Friday, 24 September and will be followed by a lunch and fascinating tasting on the House’s private estate.
HARVESTING FOR A DAY, MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME
At Charles Heidsieck, meticulous work in the vineyard is the cornerstone in the Grand Vin de Champagne philosophy. That is why our vineyards are worked with the greatest possible care and are governed by the House’s Social and Environmental Responsibility programme so that the preparation and production processes have the least possible impact in terms of consumption, emissions and discharge.
Throughout the day, the vineyard team will eagerly share its High Environmental Value challenges, daily commitments undertaken by the House and evidenced by its Level 3 HEV certification, acquired in 2015, and the ‘Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne’ label.
As part of its Social and Environmental Responsibility programme, the House has also decided to donate the considerable proceeds of the harvest to the Fondation de la Deuxième Chance (Second Chance Foundation) which it has long supported. https://www.deuxiemechance.org/
A SPECIAL MOMENT
This summer, the Charles Heidsieck House offers to faithful amateurs or curious hedonists to spend a bucolic break in its vast and treefilled garden, at the occasion of its "Luncheons on the Grass". A greenery bubble, untouched by the time, to be shared serenely with your beloved one, family or friends. A resourcing escape with an ultra priviledged welcome, sprinkled with little touches.
Although Charles Heidsieck was a contemporary of Manet, nothing shocking in those "Luncheons on the grass", except maybe the limited number of 20 places. In quiet surroundings, you'll find somehow a way to escape in this magical garden of the Charles Heidsieck House who opens for the very first time on two Fridays during July (17th and 24th July). The time of a lunch and a free afternoon within the heart of the millenial heritage of the House, you will live a unique experience in a garden hitherto never open to the public, discover depth the House and envoy a slow moment.
When you will arrive, you will be warmly welcomed by our international brand ambassador, with a flute of our flagship cuvee, the Brut Réserve. You will be then walking the paths of the garden to find your own private lunch space where a Rosé Réserve bottle (for 2 people) or magnum (for 4 people) will be waiting for you.
Intimate jewel of Champagne House, the Charles Heidsieck House exceptionnally opens the doors of its green setting located on the Colline Sainte-Nicaise, a UNESCO listed site since 2015. On top of the Gallo-Roman Crayères of the House, the Charles Heidsieck garden contains an atmosphere of magic, like a sensory kaleidoscope in the heart of the city of Reims. Ash tree, mapple trees, chestnut trees and spruces overhanging the lawns of the park are still watching, like peaceful observers, still keeping some memories of the strolls of Charles Camille himself and of the generations that succeded him.
the recognition of a unique knowhow
During the Comité Colbert's General Assembly of today, June 25th, Charles Heidsieck Champagne House has been co-opted.
The introduction of the House, full of rich history, expertise and craftsmanship of international stature strengthens the Comité Colbert in its commitment to proudly carry the voice of French luxury.
The co-optation of a new member of the Comité Colbert is based on five criteria; quality, creation, ethics, the poetry of the object as well as the international ambition of the House.
‘The House of Charles Heidsieck has been accepted as a new member of the prestigious and highly selective Comité Colbert. This is the recognition of a proven and unique skill within an emblematic Region : la Champagne. It also recognizes the legendary and breathtaking story of Charles-Camille, founder of the House. And last but not least, it pays tribute to the resilience of the House, having survived the ebbs and flow of History and for its comeback within the top Houses since its takeover by the EPI Group in 2011. We are extremely proud of our nomination within the Comité and happy to endorse our share of responsibility in the defense and promotion of the French Art de vivre.’ Charles Heidsieck Managing Director Stephen Leroux says.
‘Charles Heidsieck and the generations of presidents that followed him are among those who have joyfully carried the French Art of living overseas. We are delighted to welcome into the Comité Colbert this beautiful house, which shares our passion for creation, transmission and craftsmanship”, enthuses Bénédicte Epinay, CEO of the Comité Colbert.