20 Boulevard Maréchal de Lattre, 51160 Aÿ.
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|Champagne Bollinger, 20 Boulevard Maréchal de Lattre, 51160 Aÿ, Tel: +33-326-53-33-66. E-mail:
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|founded by Jacques Bollinger.
The Champagne House Bollinger is named after Jacques Joseph Placide Bollinger, a German who came from Ellwangen in Württemberg (Wurtemburg). He founded the winery in 1829 together with Paul Renaudin and Athanase Hennequin de Villermont.
But the great history of the house is based on Madame Lily Bollinger, widow of the grandson of the founder, who steered the house through the troubled German occupation and doubled the production after the war. Bollinger has 150 ha vineyards located in the best crus of the Champagne, growing Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes. It is one of the last champagne houses to be completely independent, a family run firm. The current head is since 1994 Ghislain de Montgolfier, the great-great-grandson of Jacques Bollinger.
They actually do not offer cellar tours anymore, they now have a sort of club named 1829, and cellar tours are offered for club members, so if you are interested you must join the club and wait for an "event". Unfortunately you may join only with a code which you will get in person during a tour or may find in the case of one of their cuvées. In other words, you have to buy a lot for champagne for the lottery, or you need the club for the tour but can join the club only after getting the code on the tour. Also, it works only with an app, which is a poor design decision from the computer science perspective. We have no idea what their marketing wants to accomplish, in our opinion they are not open to the public anymore, so we marked them as closed.