Immerse yourself in the H.BLIN experience
Warmth and hospitality run in the blood of Vincelles vintners. Champagne H.BLIN is proud to continue this long-standing tradition, creating reception and tasting areas for our visitors and clients.
THE RECEPTION CELLAR
Not only can you discover and taste H.BLIN’s full product range, but you’ll also learn about the history of the cooperative and the various steps in the champagne production process. There is also a parcel featuring all seven grape varieties used in champagne at the welcome centre, showing guests the characteristics of the three iconic champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – as well as some of the more ancient and forgotten grapes such as Petit Meslier, Arbanne, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.
THE WINE GALLERY
With an astonishing collection of old vintages (from 1982 onwards), we can offer our clients a selection of truly exceptional bottles. We keep a stock of some 10,000 bottles, and these bear witness to the flavours, aromas and character of our wines from decades gone by. A few of these years are released in very limited quantities. A list of these wines and their prices are available from our sales department.
Every year, at the beginning of December, we hold an open day as part of the “Ronde des Caves” cellar tour (9 cooperative cellars from various winemaking regions are present, plus several local food producers). It’s a great opportunity to come and discover our whole range of excellent champagne and have fun in the run-up to Christmas.
THE RECEPTION AND TASTING AREA
Located among the vines, this space is also open to our clients (by appointment only). Sitting atop the hills of Vincelles, this open-air space overlooks the Marne Valley and gives you an opportunity to discover fifteen villages while enjoying our champagnes paired with delicious food. It’s simply wonderful to enjoy some fine food and drink out in the country, getting back to the true Champagne values of friendship and authenticity.
Where can I buy H. Blin?
Champagne H.BLIN has always sold only to professionals in the wine and restaurant industry (On-Trade and wine shops) as well as individuals with a passion for terroir champagnes.
If you are a private client, you can visit one of many wine shops and restaurants to enjoy our champagne, or come and visit us in our cellar in Vincelles.
If you are a professional, please get in touch with our network of agents and sales managers (call us or come and talk to us at one of our many trade shows).
For international clients, we are active in some thirty countries across every continent, through our network of importers and distributors (our list is available upon request).
Champagne H.BLIN markets 500,000 bottles every year, 50% in France and 50% for export.
Champagne H.BLIN is proud to be part of a number of major trade shows and events:
In France : Equip’Hotel Paris, Sirha Lyon, Serbotel Nantes (in partnership with the Association des Maîtres Restaurateurs), Agecotel Nice, Tasting Bordeaux, Paris, Lyon (Terre de Vins), Ronde des Caves (9 winemaking regions), Foire de Châlons and various trade competitions (Mystery Basket, etc…).
Export shows : Prowein (Dusseldorf), various “Business France” or “World’s Leading Wines” shows in Brussels, Copenhagen, etc… Many trade shows in the United Kingdom (London, etc.), the USA (New-York, Chicago, Los Angeles…), Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya…) and many more.
Les Maîtres Restaurateurs
Champagne H.BLIN is proud to be a partner to the Association des Maîtres Restaurateurs (a federation of 4,000 restaurants in France awarded by the state and which are committed to quality, home-cooked food) since 2015.
This partnership is based on a shared ethos of craftsmanship, a commitment to hard work, quality, traceability and humanity. Each year, more and more new partners join the association, many of whom are proud to stock Champagne H.BLIN.
We’ve even bottled a special edition, made for the members of the Association des Maîtres Restaurateurs.