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.

More than 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 over 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 outside 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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    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…