Pierre Gerbais

Aurélien Gerbais, considered one of the most exciting and innovative champagne makers in the Côte des Bar, definitely has wine in his blood. His family boast 8 generations of vine-growing and four generations of wine-making. Aurélien’s grandfather Pierre worked hard to expand his vineyards in the post-WWII years and the estate now covers almost 18 hectares of plantings: 10 hectares of pinot noir; four hectares of chardonnay; and four hectares of the rare pinot blanc grapes. His father Pascal succeeded his grandfather and oversaw the estate’s move to certified organic, sustainable viticulture.