The Champagne Industry
Stakeholders rallied around common values and commitments
The Champagne industry has developed over time, its distinctive hallmarks shaped by different events. This eventful history has given rise to a wine like no other: Champagne. Committed to protecting and sharing this legacy, the Champagne community has united and organised itself around a shared vision and values, paving the way to the Champagne designation. It is thanks to their dedicated efforts that Champagne has become the remarkable wine that it is today.
A dynamic industry that creates value
As a creator of value, the Champagne industry provides 30,000 direct jobs, 15,000 of which are for employees, in addition to seasonal employment for some 120,000 workers during the harvests. Champagne wine is exported to more than 190 countries and represents 10% of global sparkling wine consumption. As such, Champagne and its industry make a decisive contribution to the vitality of the national economy, thanks to the Champagne Growers and Houses who are steadfast in their efforts to ensure that the promises of terroir, quality and reputation endure through the generations.
The Comité Champagne
The Comité Champagne is the trade association representing the interests of the Champagne industry. It contributes to the sector’s economic equilibrium, excellence of the product and the designation’s sustainable development, as well as to the protection and global reach of Champagne.
The Champagne Growers
The Champagne community is organised around Growers and Cooperatives. Owning nearly 90% of the appellation area under vine, growers work their vineyards daily to produce the highest-quality grapes. In addition to cultivating grapes, some growers also make and market Champagnes themselves or with the help of their cooperative.
The Champagne Houses
As the second largest group of Champagne stakeholders, the Champagne Houses buy grapes and musts from Growers to make and market own-label cuvées.