Deutz Champagne

by Wendy VanHatten

In honor of World Champagne Day, the fourth Friday in October, make a toast with Deutz Champagne.

Deutz, formerly Deutz & Geldemann, is a Champagne producer in the Ay region of Champagne, France. The house was founded in 1838 by William Deutz and Pierre-Hubert Geldermann.

Since that time, the house of Deutz has been run and managed by successive generations of both the Deutz and the Geldermann families. The Rouzard family acquired the Duetz house in 1983. They also own Louis Roederer.

Deutz owns some of the Bordeaux wine estate of Chateau Vemous and the Rhone estate of Delas Feres. Branching out, Deutz formed a partnership with New Zealand producer Montana Wines. This was to make sparkling wines in the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand.

Touring the Deutz Champagne house, its impressive collection of Lalique crystal, and miles and miles of caves was a real treat when we were in Ay, France.

Even better, the Champagne tastings at the end of the tour was a terrific way to end a perfect day.