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Grower Champagne

The term ‘Grower Champagne’ refers to Champagnes produced by the estate that owns the vineyards where the grapes are grown - also called estate-bottled Champagne or domaine-bottled Champagne.

Grower Champagnes are described as "artisanal winemaking" with terroir being at the forefront as vineyards owned by a Grower Champagne maker are generally clustered around a single village, while large Champagne houses may source grapes from the entire Champagne region.

The other reason for this differentiation comes from the traditional structure of the Champagne business. Historically, vineyards were largely owned by growers, who would either sell their grapes to large Champagne houses, who would then make and sell the finished wines, or become part of a cooperative, but the number of estates that produced and marketed their own Champagne remained a minority.