A few words from our happy customers...
Customer Testimonials

We proudly supply a range of quality independents and top
restaurants across the UK, some of which we have been working with for many years…

“I can offer nothing but praise, an excellent range of well-cellared wines, I now no longer have to trawl the internet looking for French Château Wines as most of what I need is offered by Champagnes and Châteaux with great attention to detail, a small but beautifully formed wine supplier.”

Antony Worrall Thompson

“We have been incredibly impressed with Champagnes and Châteaux, they have the ability to deliver a supreme product with personal service, constantly introducing us to some delicious Champagne and wine from around the world, and helping us to develop our much loved wine list. Champagnes & Châteaux sits perfectly within our restaurant’s philosophy of serving a delicious product from a supplier that understands our requirements.”

Dominic Chapman
The Beehive White Waltham

“I’ve had the privilege of working with C & C since my first appointment as Head Sommelier over 10 years ago. Thierry was the very first supplier I ever met with, and has stayed at the top of my list of preferred suppliers ever since.His initial impression of being a reliable, trustworthy chap was borne out and he’s always been a source of expert support. I love their portfolio, and possibly Thierry himself, but in all seriousness, the highlights for me have been collaborating with such stellar producers as Thiénot Champagne, Château Val Joanis and Domaine Trapet”.”

Frédéric Tanoh-Koutoua
Head sommelier

“We have been working with C&C for more than 10 years, we are very happy with our continuing success together, C&C haves helped enormously with our desire to serve quality within our dining experience. They have a great understanding of what will work on our wine list…their staff is professional, approachable and very friendly…they’ve got it all!.”

Jérome Bichot
Cheyne Walk Brasserie

“Wonderful trip to Thiénot, great to see what they get up to, and how they do it. No doubt that there are some really useful bits of information that I learnt out there which I will pass on to the sommeliers & staff at this end. They are such a warm and friendly family it feels an honour to be one of their UK partners”

Matt Segal
Frederick's Restaurant

“We have been fans of Canard-Duchêne for a long time- buying the Champagne for its combination of accessibility and value.”

Four Walls Wine Company

“Looking for a prosperous 2016 with our supportive Partner Canard- Duchêne ! First class Champagne for first class guests.”

Philippe Alvarez
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, Elite Hotels

Champagne Thiénot has always been a firm favourite of mine, they are a dream to drink, serve and pair so beautifully with dishes. The Thiénot name is a sign of the quality we strive for every day. A good Champagne can transform a good meal into a memorable one with just one glass.

Allan Pickett
Head Chef

“Champagne adds sparkle to our lives , we choose Canard-Duchêne because it is fabulous and we know the man who makes it !!!”

Lesley Lewis
The French House Soho

Denis Jeandeau – Pouilly Fuissé Vieilles Vignes

“Beautiful, shiny, light golden colour. The nose impress with fine minerals and complexity…pears, quinces, ripe apples, well spiced with vanilla…all covered with gentle floral background… And the palate…wow!!! Powerful attack of juicy white fruits, glazed with spring blossom light honey…and so round, so refreshing, and so beautiful never ending gorgeous finish…”

Ivo Stoyanov
Head Sommelier

Grand Vin de Ricaud

Chateau de Ricaud has returned to the glory days of a century ago when its sweet Loupiac wines were the talk of the town. Now, under the careful nurturing of Vignobles Alain Thiénot, it has added the Grand Vin de Chateau de Ricaud – a triumphant red of comparable quality. There is a cru classé concentration of colour and fruit in the Grand Vin and in the 2011 the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are maturing with extraordinary distinction.”

James John MW

Thiénot Brut NV

“Thiénot Brut NV “Thiénot Brut NV has been our House Champagne since 2009 – a great find which our customers appreciate. It is a modern Champagne made with a generous dose of quality, delivering finesse, fruit and freshness. The Thiénot family are a dynamic, down-to-earth, yet classic bunch; all of which is reflected in their Champagnes”.has been our House Champagne since 2009 – a great find which our customers appreciate. It is a modern Champagne made with a generous dose of quality, delivering finesse, fruit and freshness. The Thiénot family are a dynamic, down-to-earth, yet classic bunch; all of which is reflected in their Champagnes”.

Rashima Bhatia and Rasoi Team
Restaurant Rasoi

Thiénot Brut NV

“A delicately scented, vinous and fresh Champagne with notes of green apple, minerality, floral and citrus characters. The texture is simple, but classy, with elegant and persistent small bubbles with a refreshing, long finish – very good value indeed”

Vincent Gasnier
Master Sommelier

“Champagnes and Chateaux are a very reliable and knowledgeable wine company delivering a great service and great support in all aspects of our business and it goes without saying that their wines and champagnes are fantastic. Keep up the good work.”

Erik Correa
Windlesham Golf Club

“To really discover the true Essence of Dourthe you have to be there and absorb the passion that goes into every drop of their wines, which for me came true thanks to Maison Dourthe at Château Pey La Tour and Champagnes & Chateaux.”

Michael Fiducia, Head Sommelier
Drakes's Restaurant Ripley

“We love buying from Champagnes & Chateaux – they have a great range of classic French wines from very good producers that work superbly for our well-heeled city customers”

Matt Harris
Planet of The Grapes

“Meursault Dupont- Fahn is nectar of the wines and very good value for money “

Mo Gherras, Operations Director
The Kensington Creperie & Baku Bistro, London

“Champagnes & Chateaux has been a supplier to La Barbe for over 10 years, during which time our relationship has gone from strength to strength. Today Champagnes & Chateaux are one of our most consistent and trusted wine merchant partner.
Their professional approach selecting wines and commitment to quality is to be commended. We look forward to buying wines for many years to come.”

Serge Tassi
La Barbe Reigate

“I have known Christophe and his team for about 20 years. Time flies… Working with them has always been a joy. They’re friendly and professional and do represent a number of top-flight independent wineries: Thienot, Pillot, Trapet, Jeandeau, La Nerthe are all part of my family. Here’s to the next happy 20 years. Santé !”

Jean-Christophe Slowik
L'Absinthe

“We have been working with C & C for the past 10 years and their commitment and dedication is secondary to none. Their service is impeccable and they are always flexible, willing to help which is why they stand out from other wine suppliers. Extremely pleased with Champagne Thiénot, which has been our house champagne for a long time now. It’s a wine of great harmony with a spring like freshness on the palate and always consistent which is why it’s well received by all our guests.

Also worth a mention is Barolo Gallinotto by Mauro Molino, a hallmark on our tasting menu and has always paired well with our lamb dishes. We, at Rasoi Vineet Bhatia, wish them success in all their future endeavours.”

Vineet Bathia
Restaurant Rasoi

“The houses of champagnes and chateaux and Le Petit Nantais (JP and Kim Gravier) started their relationship in 1990. 26 years later both the quality and service provided has never faltered. Their ability to offer a personal and bespoke wine service to their customers is second to none and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them for many years to come.”

Jean-Philippe and Kim Gravier
Le Petit Nantais

“We have worked with Champagnes & Châteaux for more than 10 years and have always found them to be an excellent shipper – top agencies, knowledgeable and enthusiastic sales personnel, first class ordering and delivery through LCB and a friendly and efficient office team. We have bought Champagne Thiénot for all of that time and for the last 5 years have had great success with Canard-Duchêne “Cuvée Léonie” as our “house” Champagne. I would certainly recommend Champagnes & Châteaux and look forward to continuing to develop our business together over the coming years..”

Alastair Stewart
Richard Granger Wines

“Great service, effective working and well balanced portfolio of world finest wines makes me always excited to cooperate with C&C. It’s a pleasure for me and they bring stability in hospitality.”

Gabriel Kollar
Head Sommelier

“It is a great pleasure to work with Champagnes & Chateaux. The way they look after their clients is very unique. The service is excellent. I like the portfolio, especially the Rhone valley part. For me the highlight of the portfolio is Château La Nerthe, I have known and worked with them for many years. But my personal highlight is my Account Manager Michael Trenga, who became a friend of mine. He is very loyal to his company and in the same time takes care of his customers very well.”

Ali Rasouli Nia
Head Sommelier

Stovells have only recently started working with Champagnes and Chateaux and thus far we have been very impressed with their portfolio. Our representative Michael Trenga has been very helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. The main point about Champagnes and Chateaux is that they offer a selection of wines that are not widely available.

Daniel D Davies, Head Sommelier
Stovells Chobham

“Since I have been visiting the Thienot Champagne house 10 years ago I have always been faithful to the brand, the consistency of quality and the relatively low profile image, focusing on crafting quality wines rather than splashing on heavy marketing made it a sure winner for discerning Sommelier’s and high end restaurants. The Cuvee Alain Thienot 2002 especially is a favourite of mine, such richness and purity put it on par with far more well-known brands but the value for money is rather incredible once you taste it.”

Jean-Louis Naveilhan
Ember's Head Sommelier