Champagne village profile: Val-de-Vière in the Vitryat

Diagram Val-de-Vière 201606Key facts

Located in subregion/area: Côte des Blancs / Vitryat
Vineyards and grape varieties: 31.5 hectares (77.8 acres), of which 98% Chardonnay and 2% 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

Westnorthwest: Bassu
North: Vanault-le-Châtel
Southwest: Vavray-le-Petit
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

Coat of arms of the Val-de-Vière commune. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (created by Chatsam, 2009).

Val-de-Vière is located in the northeastern part of the Vitryat area, which is named for Vitry-le-François, the central town. The commune include the two hamlets Doucey (in the western part) and Rosay (in the centre).

The Val-de-Vière commune has a surface of 1925 hectares and has 129 inhabitants (as of 2014), referred to as Vierois and Vieroises.


The vineyards in Val-de-Vière are located in the northwestern part of the commune, in a block that stretches across the border to Vavray-le-Petit. They consist of mild south- and southeast-facing slopes on a low ridge. The vineyards are completely dominated by Chardonnay.

The current vineyard surface in the Val-de-Vière commune is 31.5 hectares (77.8 acres). There are 30.8 ha Chardonnay (97.8%), 0.6 ha Pinot Noir (1.9%), and 0.1 ha others (0.3%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 14 ha. There are 7 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne growers

Producer status is indicated where known: RM = récoltant-manipulant, or grower-producers. RC = récoltant-coopérateur, growers that are cooperative members but sell Champagnes under their own name.

  • Gruzelle-Piquard
  • Oudit Simonnet (RM), has just over 2.5 ha of vineyards in Val-de-Vière and Lisse-en-Champagne with mostly Chardonnay and 0.27 ha Pinot Noir. Their first vineyards were planted in 1993. The range includes a vintage Champagne. The labels indicate that the Champagnes are produced by Lhoste-Munier in Bassuet.

Comment: the list may be incomplete.


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

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