The economy of Champagne
As the industry leader in French wine and spirits, Champagne makes a vital contribution to the national economy.
Champagne is a major economic player in the export market for French wines and spirits.
The Champagne appellation represents 0.5% of world vineyard acreage and 4% of France’s total vineyard area. The industry directly employs 30,000 people, of which 15,000 salaried staff, plus some 120,000 seasonal workers
at harvest time. Champagne exports its wine to more than 190 countries, representing 10% by volume of world consumption of sparkling wines.