Win a two-night VIP stay on the edge of the UNESCO Champagne World Heritage Site in the Marne. Stay in a luxury hotel surrounded by vines and tour the vineyards in a vintage mini bus courtesy of My Vintage Tour to experience the beauty of the Marne region.
THE VERY WORD ‘CHAMPAGNE’ EVOKES AN IMAGE OF QUALITY, REFINEMENT AND GOOD-LIVING.
Known the world over for production of top-quality sparkling wine, the vineyards of the Marne champagne region were recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 2015. Centred around the major cities of Reims and Épernay, the Marne champagne region not only produces some of the best sparkling wines in the world but is an Aladdin’s cave of treasures waiting to be discovered.
Rich in history, this strategically important region cannot fail to impress. From the magnificent cathedral of Reims, site of many coronations, to the unique Avenue de Champagne in Épernay, where many of the top champagne houses jostle for attention on the same street, history, architecture and champagne production intermingle in an eclectic mix.
The Hôtel Château de Sacy is a place of pure magic, a stately home in the heart of the champagne vineyards, a unique and original location only a few miles from the city of Reims.
With its beautifully appointed rooms overlooking the vines and a gourmet restaurant focused on delicious regional specialities, this is the ultimate environment for a discovery of champagne in all its sparkling glory. Specialist menus and a wine list which includes well over 50 different champagnes create a true paradise for gourmets.
Born from a passion for champagne, the champagne region and vintage cars, My Vintage Tour Company takes you on an unforgettable journey back in time. Discover the vineyards of champagne and the heritage region in the comfort of a 1960/80s French vehicle, an Estafette Alouette, an icon of the era, adopted at one stage by the Gendarmerie – shades of Peter Sellers in Pink Panther! The prize includes the choice of tour in the Alouette, either daytime or at sunset, sipping a chilled glass of champagne as you watch the setting sun over the vines.
Veuve Clicquot, with its distinctive yellow label, is one of the most highly reputed champagnes across the world. Founded in 1772, at the tender age of 27, Madame Clicquot took the reins in 1805, one of the first businesswomen of modern times, in an era when women could neither work nor hold a bank account. A bold revolutionary and innovator, she was responsible for the first vintage champagne, the riddling table to clarify the wine and the first blended rosé. A visit to the cellars of a champagne house with such exceptional pedigree is an experience of a lifetime, included in the prize.
Entry Details Below:
Win a Two-night Stay And Experience the Magic of the Champagne Region
The prize for two persons includes:
❋ Two-night stay at the luxury boutique Hôtel Château de Sacy, with breakfast and a
bottle of champagne in your room on arrival
❋ Private vintage mini-bus tour of the region and vineyards with My Vintage Tour,
including visits and tastings with champagne producers
❋ Dinner on one night at the gastronomic restaurant of the Hôtel Château de Sacy
❋ Visit and tasting in the cellars of Veuve Clicquot
❋ Prize to be booked through France Media and taken between October 1, 2021
and September 30, 2022. Subject to availability. No cash substitute.
❋ Value approx €1,250
Terms and Conditions
Employees (and their relatives) of France Media Group are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Competition closes on September 30th 2021. Once contacted, winner has one week to claim their prize. In the event that a prize cannot be supplied, no liability will attach to France Media Group. Prize to be booked through France Media. Subject to availability. No cash substitute.
From France Today Magazine