Champagne village profile: Vavray-le-Grand in the Vitryat

Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 45.2 hectares (111.7 acres), of which 98.9% Chardonnay and 1.1% Pinot Noir.
Classification: Autre cru (84%)


The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, orange is built-up areas, and green indicates forest.

Google Maps view with the villages in the Vitryat highlighted.

Clicking on a village opens a field to the left with a link to the village profile.

Neighbouring villages within the Champagne appellation

Northeast: Vavray-le-Petit
Southwest: Changy
West: Bassuet
Comment: some of the communes on the map are not part of the Champagne appellation and therefore don’t have any village profiles.

The village

Vavray-le-Grand  is located about 12 km to the northeast of Vitry-le-François, which is the central town of the area.

The Vavray-le-Grand commune has a surface of 700 hectares and has 176 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Vavryons and Vavryonnes, the same as for Vavray-le-Petit.


The vineyards in Vavray-le-Grand is located partly in the western part of the commune, and partly to the southwest of the village. They mostly consist of mild southeast-facing slopes, and are continuous with those in Bassuet. Chardonnay dominates greatly in the vineyards.

The current vineyard surface in the Vavray-le-Grand commune is 45.2 hectares (111.7 acres). There are 44.7 ha Chardonnay (98.9%) and 0.5 ha Pinot Noir (1.1%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 25 hectares. There are 66 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

I haven’t found any Champagne producers which has their seat in Vavray-le-Grand.


© Tomas Eriksson 2017, last update 2017-07-16

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