An independent family business, Champagne Waris Hubert is run by Olivier Waris, his wife Stephanie, and their three children. The family have a long history of farming in the area, but only started making Champagne in 1998. Now, they hold 18 hectares that are all in organic conversion and will achieve certification in 2023.
With Olivier, there is no recipe or status quo. Individual parcels and lieux-dits are vinified differently depending on the vintage, creating a broad spectrum of wines. The heart of their estate lies in the legendary Avize terroir, but they also farm Grand Cru vineyards across Oger and Cramant, alongside some Premier Cru sites in neighbouring regions.
As a relative newcomer in this historic region, Waris Hubert has not been bound by the constraints of market expectations or legacy. Instead, the domaine has been able to instigate change and leapfrog the quality of many famous names, in a relatively short period of time. Olivier combines slow cold fermentations, low sulphur use and extended lees ageing to create an artisan range of Champagnes that are richly textured and expressive, combining the very best of modernity and tradition.