The Moutardier Estate
The Moutardier family has been rooted in the terroir of Le Breuil since the 18th century. Each generation strived to grow the most qualitative grapes on the best located slopes of the Valley of the Surmelin, a small tributary of the Marne, 25 km from Epernay.
Our assets : Meunier, unique terroir and expertise
Our grapes are exclusively grown on the terroir of Le Breuil and on its surroundings.
Our 18 hectares of vineyards express their character on subsoils where limestone and clay prevail.
This is the prefect playground for Meunier. This specificity is highlighted by our plantings: 80% Meunier - 10% Chardonnay - 10% Pinot Noir.
4 generations of winegrowers
From Octave Moutardier, a winegrower living in the end of the 19th century, to Elisabeth in 1979, the grand-daughter of Camille, the ancestor who decided to produce his own champagne in 1920, and daughter of Jean, the visionary who believed in the high quality of the Meunier from the Surmelin Valley, the story of the Moutardier family is closely related to the region, to the specific features of its winemaking traditions and to the people who built Champagne Moutardier.
The next generation
Today, William and Simon are the last descendants of the family who joined the House. They bring in their youthful enthusiasm and their new approach to modern technology.
They took over the Estate with dynamism and introduced environmental protection (“HVE” certification for High Environmental Value and “VDC” certification for Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne) in our winemaking. The adventure goes on…