Founded by Victor Canard and Léonie Duchêne in 1868, Canard-Duchêne is the perfect marriage of a unique birthplace, history and style. While most leading Champagne Houses are located in the urban setting of Reims or Epernay, Canard-Duchêne is unusually situated in Ludes, on a hillside, at the very heart of the Montagne de Reims vineyards. Bordering the most prestigious terroirs, Ludes symbolises the magnificence of Pinot Noir grown in Champagne. This exceptional vineyard location gives Canard-Duchêne its unique character.

Canard-Duchêne and Pinot Noir share a fascinating history. The emblematic grape variety in Montagne de Reims is the backbone of the blend in Canard-Duchêne. It imparts depth, complexity, character and length, and guarantees the wines real ageing potential. For many years now, Canard-Duchêne has adhered to a strict policy of sustainable development and respect for the environment. A key focus of this approach is its Champagnes crafted entirely from organic grapes and the integrated landscape of Domaine de Ludes in Montagne de Reims, testament to the commitment of the Champagne region to be included on the Unesco World Heritage list.

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  • “Looking for a prosperous 2017 with our supportive Partner Canard- Duchêne ! First class Champagne for first class guests.”

    Philippe Alvarez
    Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, Elite Hotels
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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