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Lunch in the Vineyards: Rodolphe Peters of Champagne Pierre Peters
Domaine Pierre Péters’ dates back to the 1840’s when Gaspard Péters, born in Luxembourg, married a French woman named Doué, who owned vineyards in Mesnil sur Oger. He began cultivating vines as a grower and sold the totality of his grapes. His grandson, Camille, first began to vinify the harvest and bottle his own Champagne after returning wounded from World War I. The bottles were marketed under the brand name “Camille Péters” in 1919. During the 1930’s, Camille Péters acquired 2.5 hectares in the locality of Les Chétillons. Upon his death in 1944, the Domaine was divided between his five children. His son, Pierre Péters, launched his own brand in 1947 with the 1944 vintage. In 1959, Pierre bought back one of his sister’s shares, bringing his holdings to 1.2 hectares, including a parcel of the famous Les Chétillons. The next generation, Francois, took over in 1968, aided by his son Rodolphe. They expanded their vineyard holdings to 20 hectares with carefully planned purchases. In 2007, Rodolphe Péters returned to the house after 15 years of experience in the industry. He took over the direction of the Domaine in 2008. His immediate focus was on winemaking, seeking to express the high-quality terroir in every bottle of Péters Champagne, which has accordingly become a darling of Champagne connoisseurs over the last decade thanks to Rodolphe’s efforts making his family’s incredible Champagnes finally known on a global stage. We are excited to have Rodolphe Péters out of the vineyards and onto Zoom to discuss his world class Champagnes, featuring the debut of his Montjolys and exciting news fit to print!!!

May 29, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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