At Champagne Laurent Bénard, centuries-old tradition meets with modern-day technique to create classic and intense wines. Certified organic since 2012, and practicing organic since the mid-'90s, Laurent and Michelle Bénard believe that richer grapes and a more balanced wine result from small touches like horse-drawn plowing and leaving out any unnecessary chemicals.
Champagne boasts some of the world’s greatest luxury brands with Krug, Cristal and, of course, Dom Perignon. But it’s also home to hundreds of small dynamic producers—farmers who grow their own grapes (often organically) and make (often with natural methods) tiny amounts of pure and absolutely delicious wine that reflect the individual personalities of their villages and terroirs. Toast with these wines, for sure. But also treat them like the great wines they are: taste, drink, explore!