The first umbrella organisation forwinegrowers (producing the grapes) and houses (buying the grapes, producing and marketing the wine), originally created to combat phylloxera.
Creation of the Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (later known as the Comité Champagne).
The Executive Board of the Comité Champagne includes equal numbers of representatives of growers and houses.
The Executive Board oversees the specialist committees responsible for the Comité Champagne’s various remits.
Relations between Champagne houses and growers (sale and purchase of grapes), management of reserve wines, market regulation, relations with French and EU administrative bodies, economic monitoring unit, market monitoring, export consulting services.
Technical and environmental remit
Champagne Technical and environmental remitViticulture and oenology research programmes, consulting services, training and commitment to sustainable viticulture. The industry’s trade association has its own experimental vineyard, fermenting room and cellar together with cutting-edge analysis laboratories.
Protection of the Champagne appellation against misuse of the name on other wines, drinks and any other product or service anywhere in the world.
Information and documentation, organisation of events, press relations,hospitality in Champagne, digital communications (web and social media). The Comité Champagne has bureaus in 16 countries to promote the message and work of the trade association.