About Us
Our Story

30 years already! 🍾🍾🍾

In 1989, Christophe Galez has recently graduated from university. His business course has brought him to London for 2 years.

He’s back in his native Champagne region when he meets Alain Thiénot, an already accomplished entrepreneur in Reims who set up his own Champagne House in 1985.

By 1989 Champagne Thiénot is going from strength to strength and setting up a branch in the UK would contribute to the international development of this young House.

Champagnes and Chateaux is born.

30 years on, Alain Thiénot is still Chairman of his flourishing family business, supported by his children Stanislas and Garance who joined him in the early 2000’s. Their boutique wineries in Champagne, Bordeaux and California enjoy tremendous success throughout the world.

Meanwhile, Christophe and his team are proudly celebrating the 30th birthday of C&C, which over time has become a leading specialist wine merchant in the UK.

After 30 years, our focus remains the same at Champagnes and Châteaux – working with small family-owned producers and selling quality wines to our customers.

Thank you all so much for your support.

Our Team

We are a small close-knit team of 8 with fantastic team spirit and joie de vivre. Our customers know us all and we pride ourselves on being able to provide a one to one very friendly service to our customers. We are a small business and everyone mucks in!

Champagnes and Châteaux Team near our offices in Battersea Reach, SW11
  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “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
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “C & C are a joy to deal with, there’s the perfect balance between having a broad range of wines, but not being inundated by too much choice. They buy quality wines, from niche producers which is exactly what we need for our discerning customers. It’s been a great partnership for more than a decade…”

    Matt Segal
    Frederick's Islington
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “We have worked with Champagnes and Chateaux for more than 10 years and have always enjoyed their enthusiasm, professionalism and service. Their portfolio is a constantly evolving range of quality wines that perfectly fit our needs”

    John Brinkley, Brinkley’s
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “Having worked with champagnes & chateaux in both London and now Bath they are a supplier who I would always favour.  Thierry, Ilario and the team are constantly working to offer support and deliver a fantastic service. Along with the brilliant selection of wines from across the world in the portfolio they are a supplier every restaurant should be working with.”

    Adam Willis, The Bath Priory
    Sommelier
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “I started working with Champagnes & Chateaux when Ilario became Sales manager for them. They have proven to be a trustworthy wine supplier. Ilario and the team are continually working to offer support and deliver a premium service.”

    Jeepson Lopes, Benares
    Head Sommelier
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “I started buying wines as a restaurant manager at Hotel Endsleigh five years ago. Ever since, the portfolio has constantly grown by adding great quality wines. But what might be even more important is that I can not imagine the team at Champagnes and Chateaux being more charming, cooperative and helpful.

    Nick, Anna , Christophe just to name a few – You are all fantastic!.”

    Chris Grobelny, Endsleigh Hotel
    Head Sommelier
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “When I recently joined Galvin La Chapelle I always said that C&C must be one of my suppliers, they have of course good agencies -especially between Rhône and Bordeaux- but also the great service and the business relationship created at my previous places. So here we are, happy to look at 2018 and more with C&C on the list.”

    Gaetano Giangaspero, La Chapelle
    Head Sommelier
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    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
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    “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
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  • OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

    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
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Our Partners in Wine

We have forged some great partnerships over recent years.
Supporting international events, festivals and theatres…