Telmont is a luxury French champagne brand with more than 100 years of history. It was founded by Henri Lhôpital in 1912. At that time, the brand was named after its founder, and it was renamed in 1947 after one of the best plots of his son, Telmont. It is a family brand that has passed from generation to generation, but always betting on three values: courage, humility, and loyalty, words that, according to the company, describe their champagne.
In 2007, Telmont created a unique tourism experience: “24 hours in the vineyard” to expand the experiential offer available in the Champagne region. Since then, Telmont has developed 5 other workshops, including the unique and award-winning “Oenology Workshop” that allows visitors to create their custom blend of Champagne, guided by Cellar Master Bertrand himself, which they can enjoy after the necessary years of aging.
The winery’s main goal is to become a 100% organic champagne producer, and they have begun to strategize how to achieve their goal in a few years. Currently, it has its first organic certification obtained for certain sections of the vineyard of the house. It has also launched its first certified organic cuvée: Réserve de la Terre, the result of a decade of passion and determination.
Champagne Telmont is determined to reduce its environmental footprint radically, which is why they unconditionally respect the terroir and the winemaking process. Telmont has stopped using and producing all gift boxes to minimize our carbon footprint, they also no longer use clear bottles, they now use the classic green champagne bottles, made from 85% recycled glass.
To benefit from a lower CO2 emission factor is that air transport has been banned for all Telmont distribution since July 2021. Starting in 2024, Telmont’s champagnes bound for the United States will be boarded on Neoline ships, wind-powered maritime transport that produces much less CO2. The house is also shifting to renewable energy sources including solar for its onsite operations and relying on EV vehicles at the estate.
Their values are based on respecting the environment, offering a great product of high quality, respecting the land they cultivate to which they feel connected, taking care of it with love, and respecting the natural rhythm of the seasons and the vine’s life cycle. To lead the way towards greater harmony between nature and man, ensuring a more sustainable future.
Respect for tradition is also very important, so they respect the know-how and the traditional way of growing grapes. They are faithful to artisanal winemaking techniques because they are fiercely dedicated to safeguarding and perpetuating the art of champagne. Whether in meticulous harvesting, slow aging, or hand-pumping over, a passion for traditional craftsmanship permeates everything in their winemaking process.
The brand has caught the attention of movie star Leonardo DiCaprio, who has always been an advocate of fighting climate change and protecting the environment. He is always interested in investing in companies with eco-friendly missions, which is why he has become a proud investor of the brand. Together, they will grow to achieve their goals. By 2025, 100% of Telmont Estate’s vines will be certified in organic agriculture and by 2031, 100% of its winegrower partners will be certified in organic agriculture 2031. This will confirm Telmont’s leadership in organic agriculture.
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