“It’s just Champagne, right?” We hear this a lot when we talk about grower Champagne — sparkling wines from Champagne grown and vinified by the same person. It’s like asking if Picasso’s “Guernica” is just a war painting. The answer being, “Yes, in a way. But it’s also revolutionary.”
Grower Champagne comes from the struggle of Champagne’s grape farmers. Tired of getting ripped off by large Champagne houses at the beginning of the 20th century, they began making their own wines. That rebellion has led to some of the most remarkable Champagnes we know. These wines are as good if not better than the most recognizable Champagnes, at half the price.
For us, their allure doesn’t come from big marketing campaigns. It comes from knowing that these wines have an incredible story, a great price, and are completely unique.