Les Expériences

Sally Hillman is pleased to announce that bookings for our SPRING/ SUMMER 2019 / 2020 champagne experiences are now open.

Les Expériences provide tasting opportunities for wine enthusiasts to discover the lesser known grower Houses of Champagne and to deepen their knowledge of this fascinating French wine. 

Sally Hillman’s speciality is seeking out exclusive “grower-producer” champagnes whose complexity and diverse characters are as individualistic as the vignerons who produce them.

Every aspect of a grower or récoltant-manipulant champagne is a reflection of its terroir, a hard-to-translate term that incorporates its micro-climate, soil type, topography and production technique. All these factors contribute to the individuality of every vintage.

Les Expériences de la Maison

October

World Champagne Day tasting

Join us to celebrate World Champagne Day with a grower champagne tasting presented by Sally Hillman.

We will mark the occasion by bringing together a dozen of the outstanding grower-producer or Récoltant Manipulant (RM) champagnes. RM is the classification given to vineyard owners who plant the vines, grow the grapes, harvest them and make the wine. We know you’ll love this introduction to the champagnes most commonly consumed by the French.

  • educational, fun and informal
  • tasting notes provided
  • Saturday afternoon
  • 2pm – 4.30pm on 19 October 2019

Book now by email or call 0400 225 971

November

Samedi l’après-midi

A relaxed way to spend the afternoon enjoying a diverse selection of grower-producer champagnes and canapés. Held at my private residence, Samedi l’après-midi highlights three specifically chosen grower champagnes that are beautifully paired with seasonal tastes.
  • educational, fun and informal
  • tasting notes provided
  • Saturday afternoon
  • 2.30pm – 4.30pm on 16 November 2019
Book now by email or call 0400 225 971

December

La fête de Noël

What a perfect way to kick off the festive season! Join us for our traditional garden party and Christmas market.
  • Enjoy some exquisite champagnes and canapés
  • Do some last minute Christmas shopping
  • Mingle with old friends and maybe make some new ones
  • Saturday 7 December 2019
  • 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Book now by email or call 0400 225 971

Coming Up

Samedi I

A delightful way to discover a diverse selection of grower-producer champagnes and get an understanding of champagne’s versatility in food-pairing.
Held at a private residence, Samedi I is a seated dining experience focused on three grower champagnes that are beautifully paired with three seasonal courses.

  • A great opportunity to learn about champagne and cuisine pairing
  • Tasting notes provided
  • Formal luncheon, 1pm – 3.30pm,
  • held on the first Saturday of every month

Enquire by email or call 0400 225 971

Samedi II

For inquisitive connoisseurs – enjoy champagne, socialise with friends and family or engage with corporate clients and learn about this fascinating French wine while enjoying a four-course fine dining experience of perfectly matched grower champagnes and seasonal cuisine. This experience is presented at a private residence as a formal luncheon on a Saturday or dinner on a weeknight.

  • A great opportunity to learn about champagne and cuisine pairing
  • Tasting notes provided
  • Formal Saturday luncheon or weeknight dinner

Enquire by email or call 0400 225 971

*All experiences are subject to minimum numbers of bookings.

Sally was a fantastic host and her attention to detail was second to none. The selection of champagnes was excellent and the quality, exceptional. Sally’s passion for and in-depth knowledge of grower champagnes was very evident. The menu was thoughtfully matched with the champagnes on offer. I highly recommend Sally Hillman to anyone seeking a unique experience; whether it be a corporate event or gathering among friends and family.

Anthony Murphy

Chief Executive Officer
Lucerne Investment Partners

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