Seduced by the charm of the Côte des Bar, for its breathtaking panorama, our family has been settled in Champagne for several generations. As local residents were still cultivating small plots to plant vines, at their arrival, our family was no exception. Driven by a passion for viticulture, we began to work the vineyard in the Champagne region in the 1950s. A few years later, this growing passion extended to the wine production, leading us to embark on the creation of this exceptional wine: champagne.
Passion for heritage
Since 1989, we have carried on our family legacy as winegrowers and dedicated our passion to vine cultivation, in Champagne. Located in the heart of the Côte des Bar, our vineyard flourishes in five charming villages: Arrentières, Arsonval, Bar-sur-Aube, Colombé-la-Fosse and Colombé-le-Sec. These lands benefit from a generous climate, conducive to the development of our grapes. Proud to perpetuate ancestral practices, we carefully oversee the management of our vines, thereby preserving the authenticity of our Champagne terroir.
The launch of Champagne Germar Breton
From this passion for the viticulture and winemaking worlds, our champagne was born, the result of a harmonious union between the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In 2003, we invested in the acquisition of a press, marking the beginning of the production and launching of our wines. Since 2005, we have had the pleasure of commercializing our champagne, produced by ourselves. The name of our champagne, Champagne Germar Breton, is a tribute to our daughters, Gersande and Marcelline, whose names inspired the first syllables “Ger” and “Mar”. As for “Breton”, it represents our family name. The peculiarity of our house comes from the blending. We have chosen to predominantly blend our champagne with Chardonnay to bring finesse and elegance to our cuvées.
The rise of our champagnes
In 2005, the year of the commercial launch of our champagnes, we offered a range consisting of traditional champagne cuvées, including Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Rosé and Demi-Sec. Eager to expand our range, we produced two new cuvées. The Brut Nature cuvée, without dosage, captivates enthusiasts of pure sensations. The Blanc de Noirs cuvée, exclusively made from Pinot Noir, celebrates our terroir, as this grape variety expresses wonderfully in the Côte des Bar. These two cuvées joined our range in 2016. In 2020, after an exceptional harvest and years of maturation in our cellars, we introduced our first vintage champagne, the Millésime 2014 cuvée. Our latest champagne, the Fût de Chêne cuvée, was released at the end of 2021. This exceptional champagne is the result of meticulous savoir-faire, a unique blend, and vinification techniques that define its elegance. Our champagnes are available in France, as well as abroad: Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands and United Kingdom.
The constant quest for excellence
Champagne is a true enchantment for all the five senses. Hearing, sight, smell, and taste come together to provide an unforgettable tasting experience. We put forth every effort, in our vineyards as well as in our cellars, to reveal the potential, character, and finesse of each of our cuvée. This unique savoir-faire has been passed down from generations and taught to us. Today, the precision of our gestures and techniques combines both traditional and modern methods to achieve a qualitative champagne. Respect for time and collaboration with nature are essential in preserving this excellence.