About Us
Our Story

Quality since 1989🍾🍾🍾

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 proudly celebrated the 30th birthday of C&C in 2019, 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 9 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 in our offices in Battersea Reach, SW11

    “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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    “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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    “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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    “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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    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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    “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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    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…

Client Testimonials

“Excellent shopping experience very easy and delivery arrive in two days in perfect condition, the best service I have experienced from any other online shopping 12 out of ten”.

Julie Morgan
Hailsham, East Sussex

“Really helpful staff after I made a mistake with order. Very prompt delivery. Most importantly, the wine is excellent.”

Mark Richardson
Brignorth, Shropshire

“Great choice of fine wine delivered on schedule.”

Fergus Staples
Hampton Hill, Middlesex

“I wanted to buy a specific wine, a search engine took me to you and I ordered the wine which was duly delivered without delay. Perfect.”

Alex Thompson

"Fantastic service , excellent wines a wonderful experience would definitely recommend"

Mick Day

"Excellent quality and good variety"

Peter Taylor

"Amazing wine and fantastic service. Will definitely be coming back !"

Sam Alexander

"It was great, super speedy too"

Saskia Liebenberg

"Very quick delivery given the current situation, great effort thanks"

Rachel Brazier

"Have had two of the wines so far and was very pleased with them. Looking forward to trying more of them."

Lauren Taylor

"Very easy to order and very prompt delivery. Delighted with the wines. As a newcomer I was very impressed with the service."

Howard Habron
West Yorkshire