News: Taittinger to become the first Champagne House to invest in English Sparkling Wine

Champagne Taittinger has announced today the launch of Domaine Evremond, a premium English Sparkling Wine project in Kent realised together with their importer Hatch Mansfield and private investors. Forty hectares of the 69-hectare Stone Stile Farm property will be planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier vines. The site has been chosen with the help of Stephen Skelton MW, one of the UK’s leading viticulture consultants. The plantings will begin already next year thus first harvest should be picked in 2020.

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger named this new venture Domaine Evremond in the memory of Charles de Saint-Evremond (1614-1703), a Frenchman and the first true ambassador for Champagne, who fueled its popularity in England during the court of Charles II. A poet, epicurean and literary critic, he is buried in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.