Walk between vineyard and forest with sighthounds, Soligalgos association and Champagne Damien-Buffet

Pleasant walk all together, humans and sighthounds, from Sacy village between vineyards, vines and forest on 21/10/2017

RDV le 21/10/2017, le lendemain de la Journée Mondiale du Champagne (global Champagne Day) organisée par le Champagne Damien-Buffet à Sacy pour encore plus de partage sur la thématique de la place des lévriers dans l’Histoire et ici plus échanger concrètement des histoires de chiens, en marchant ensemble pour le plus grand plaisir des lévriers et des humains, avec une vue magnifique sur le haut du village.

Le village de Sacy est un village fleuri, situé à seulement 8 kms de Reims, cité des sacres royaux.

Côté pratique pour vous rendre au départ de la promenade

Prendre, en venant de Reims, la direction de la gare TGV de Bezannes (appelée Reims-Champagne) et au dernier rond point, au pied de la gare, prenez la petite route qui vous indique “Sacy”, vous y êtes en quelques minutes et 3 kms.

Pour ceux qui veulent les coordonnées GPS, les voici : 49.1974549 et 3.9483676 à entrer dans votre GPS de voiture si vous souhaitez vous faire guider ou trouver de suite sur une carte le point précis.

Vous pouvez aussi cliquer ici pour voir la fiche de la commune de Sacy et ce qui se trouve à proximité, Les liens de proximité sont ceux proposés par Google, d’après les annonces payantes Google adwords, donc pas forcément complètes. Si vous avez besoin de plus de détails, postez un commentaire, nous essaierons de vous répondre au mieux.

La commune de Sacy est sur la route touristique du champagne et au coeur du Parc Naturel Régional de la Montagne de Reims (forêt classée forêt d’exception). Elle fait partie des 320 communes de l’AOC Champagne, dans la zone d’engagement depuis le 4/7/2017 lorsque le dossier Coteaux, Maisons et Caves de Champagne ont été inscrits sur la liste des biens du Patrimoine Mondial de l’Humanité (site Unesco).

Aperçu du contexte en quelques images et détails pratiques :

Voici quelques photos pour vous donner une idée des paysages et point de vue entre vignoble de Champagne et la forêt :

Après la montée venant du village deux possibilités en forme de Y et une entrée dans la forêt pour aller prendre une toute petite partie du GR142

La balade est ouverte à tous ceux qui respectent les consignes de ce type de rando : chiens en laisse, respect de l’environnement, esprit de partage.

Il y aura plein de chiens lévriers et leurs copains, des membres du Champagne Damien-Buffet et de  l’association Soligalgos, entre vignes de Sacy et forêt du Parc Naturel Régional de la Montagne de Reims.

Bien sûr les marcheurs avec ou sans chien sont aussi les bienvenus, avis aux amateurs ! 🙂

Plus de détails sur le circuit de balade :

Configuration du circuit :

Le circuit est prévu entre vignes et forêt. Il forme une partie en boucle avec un aller retour dans la rue principale du village pour rejoindre le point de ralliement.

C’est accessible aux marcheurs amateurs en prenant son temps. La promenade comporte le dénivelé de la pente que vous voyez ci-dessus sur la photo prise de l’arrivée au village (altitude moyenne de 174 m).

La rando est accessible à tous, sauf aux fauteuils handicapés et difficile pour les poussettes, vu le dénivelé et qu’une partie est sur des chemins de vignes pas empierrés

La traversée du village vous permet de découvrir le lavoir et l’église romane classée monument historique.

sacy eglise lavoir champagne damien buffet

Les chemins sont pour une part des chemins de vignes où les marcheurs sont acceptés s’ils respectent l’environnement et n’abîment pas les vignes et gardent les chiens tenus en laisse tout le temps.

Voici une vue du dessus : Sacy est le village du milieu, la masse sombre est le parc naturel régional, les zones, avant le village, sont les champs qui sont cultivés en céréales, entre Reims-Bezannes et Sacy, le village sur le bas de la photo à droite est Ecueil et celui sur le haut de la photo est Villedommange.

Belle allée forestière mais là aussi chiens en laisse pour la partie qui recoupe une petite partie du chemin de grande randonnée du PNR, le GR142. .

Le point de vue est magnifique vu d’en haut et vous pouvez voir plus largement que sur cette photo. Celle ci vous montre le focus vers le dessus du village de Sacy en biais venant de la forêt

La boucle touristique correspond environ à 1h15 à 1h30 de marche suivant si vous marchez d’un bon pas ou prenez votre temps pour admirer le paysage et la vue bien dégagée la plupart du temps.

Le vignoble de Sacy est classé premier cru de Champagne et s’étire entre deux autres villages, Villedommange et Ecueil.

Horaires de la rencontre :

  • Départ de la balade : 14h30 de Sacy soit du quai de débarquement de la coopérative qui est à l’entrée du village sur la droite de la route au niveau du panneau d’entrée de village, soit du hangar, qui devrait être terminé d’ici la date de la rencontre, qui est à gauche de la route d’accès venant de Reims. Pour ceux qui ne savent pas et sont champenois, vous pouvez entre temps aller vous rendre compte en visite à l’exploitation familiale du Champagne Damien-Buffet au 12 rue de Châtillon qui est la rue principale entre l’entrée du village venant de Reims et la place du village.
  • Retour estimé à 16h où un pot de l’amitié est prévu au point de retour qui vous sera indiqué par le fléchage.

En savoir plus sur le programme de Champagne Day 2017 à Sacy avec le Champagne Damien-Buffet

Cliquez ici si vous voulez prendre connaissance de l’article présentant le Champagne Day avec le Champagne Damien-Buffet où des membres de Soligalgos seront aussi présents avec un stand, le 20/10/2017.

Tout au long de l’année, vous pouvez participer à une dégustation éducative commentée et voir l’effervescence de nos vins, suivre le suspense, lorsqu’on retire la coiffe métallique, pour découvrir quel ambassadeur lévrier, parmi les 12 possibles, recouvre la bouteille.

Véronique et Henry DAMIEN
Vous accueillent à la propriété de la Maison de Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET
Cave et boutique de vins de champagnes, accessoires autour du Vin, gastronomie, randonnée
12 rue de Châtillon
51500 Sacy, France
Tél ou SMS : +33 (0)3 26 05 98 17 ou +33 6 08 93 66 87

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RDV 2017 for global Champagne Day #ChampagneDay in Sacy Champagne area

2017 Very Special Cuvee for global Champagne Day in Sacy’s village 1st cru in Champagne region !

RDV is given in Sacy between lovers of champagne, sighthounds, History and cultural Heritage (who those dogs breeds are very often seen), and also with champagne caps’ collectors, genealogists and historians and all tourists and visitors who’ll come for this special annual event.

Global Champagne Day, in french “Journée Mondiale du Champagne”, it’s each third Friday of october, so 20/10 for 2017, RDV in Sacy’s village and/or share all day long through social medias with #champagneDay or #globalChampagneDay !

Come and meet the dogs who have been used as models for the champagne caps collection and the others who participated but didn’t have the luck for the drawing lots.

They’ll escort their owners for the prizes giving, same day and time than celebrate global Champagne Day,on 20/10/2017

In brief schedule /program of the 20/10/2017 RDV #champagneDay 2017 in Sacy with Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET winery members :

For global Champagne Day on 20/10/2017 we plan :

  • The prizes giving of the photos contest, for the new champagne caps collection with 12 sighthounds on them (whippets, galgos, greyhounds) and the meeting of the winners and participants and their sighthounds. We are happy to welcome them after a year of wait !
  • Official opening of the selling of Champagne Damien-Buffet bottles with the news sticks and new bottles shapes for some of them. All the bottles with on the top of them the sighthounds metal caps on all our cuvées, (except L’élixir who has is own cap and is limited edition).
  • For this opening : commentated tasting of champagnes Damien-Buffet cuvees
  • We are honored for the nice first meeting and great introduce  of Charles Palmer and his spouse who’ll present their english sparkling wines CHARLES PALMER VINEYARDS and tell the story of their family, their coat of arms showing a greyhound, a beautfiful parallel with the theme of the day ! 🙂

  • Catering service with our partner CONTAL FARMER (salt and sweet crepes cooked with the flours produced by Vincent & Frédérique Contal in their farm in Ardennes, biscuits home recipes to sell)
  • Guided visit at the winery, cellar and vines, vineyard, and of the cooperative of Sacy by small groups (Thanks to book it if you want to take part of it and you are not on the list of the guests, to organize as well the visits)
  • Costumed members of  Soligalgos association with spanish greyhounds (galgos). They’ll know better than us to tell stories of sighthounds, the great qualities of those dogs breeds. The sighthounds are appreciated and loved since siecles at kings court and in nobles families, then actually loyal companions in all families around the world.
  • We plan also a few surprises around the theme of the place of sighthounds in History, cultural heritage and very often shown in many ways (paintings, tapestries, sculptures and so on).

Practical side for the RDV 20/10/2017 Champagne Day in Sacy and proposal of visits in the city of Reims

Guests, visitors or persons of Sacy’s village wanting to take part to Champagne Day

Are guests all those who participated to the photos contest for the sighthounds caps, and persons like Charles Palmer and his wife from Charles Palmer Vineyard, Vincent and Frédérique Contal from Contal Farmer, members of Soligalgos, and other persons who’ll recognize them.

The event is open to all. All the other persons who would like to take part of the event on October 20 for Champagne Day or 21 for the walk in Sacy between vineyard and forest are welcome. But all the persons who are not guets will have to pay for their tastings of wines or other beverages and for their meal or catering.

The guests will have priority for the visits proposed. The others will be able to take part of them but in the limit of the places to do the visits in good conditions.

If you want to visit Reims’ cathedral or Palais du Tau, cooperative of Sacy, Champagne Damien-Buffet’s winery, Sacy’s cooperative, and cannot do it on 20/10, you can contact us and let us know as quickly as possible to be able to organize some visits for October 21 in the morning.

Hours for the guests and others visitors (in the limit of the welcome capacity)

  • 11h to 12h Welcome to the cellar of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET 12 Châtillon’s street, 51500 Sacy, France
  • 12h Beginning of the presentation of the prizes, collection of the corks caps with the 12 sighthounds ambassadors of Champagne Damien-Buffet, small surprises for the winners and to all who participated to the photos contest.
  • Explanation of the theme “place of sighthounds in History” and thanks for people and dogs who take on their time to join the event, especially our guests of honour, Charles Palmer and his wife coming from Sussex, England.
  • Presentation and commented tastings of Champagne Wines DAMIEN-BUFFET and of CHARLES PALMER VINEYARDS sparkling wines. (for free for the guests, to be paid for the others). The same for beverages without alcohol.
  • Catering with CONTAL FARMER for the great pleasure of the palates of gourmets (salt and sugar crepes bio from their farm in Ardennes)
  • Guided visits in small groups of the vineyard, cellar and winery, and of the cooperative of Sacy
  • Return to the welcome for a snack and exchange with all the dogs and champagne lovers

NB : Guided visits for Reims’ Cathedral and for Palais du Tau can be organized for a group but it’s necessary to contact Véronique DAMIEN, from Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET to organize in good conditions, for hours, taking care of the official hours of opening of those monuments  classified on UNESCO World Heritage list and who we can see sighthounds on tapestries and statue.

All together dogs and champagne lovers in Sacy for a nice walk between vineyard and forest on 21/10/2017

On 21/10/2017, it’ll have a walk all together with many dogs sighthounds (greyhounds, galgos, whippets…) and their pals, champagne lovers, hikers, and members of the association Soligalgos, between vineyard and  the forest of Naturel Régional Park of Montagne de Reims.

Click to see the details about the walk between vineyard and  the forest of Naturel Régional Park of Montagne de Reims Champagne Damien-Buffet et Soligalgos.

During those two days you’ll be able to take part of an educational commented tasting and visit, see the fizzing of our wines from Champagne, with the surprise, when you’ll open the bottle and discovering who is the dog ambassador on the cap between the 12 possibles.

Véronique & Henry DAMIEN
Welcome you at Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET winery
Cellar and shop of Champagne Wines , accessories aroun Wine, gastronomy, hike
12 Châtillon’s
51500 Sacy, France
Phone or SMS : +33 (0)3 26 05 98 17 or Cellular phone +33 6 08 93 66 87
Email : [email protected] or [email protected]

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CHAMPAGNE DAMIEN-BUFFET HOUSE : OFFICE, WELCOMING AND SELLING HOURS

TASTING, SELLING AND WELCOMING AT THE WINERY, RDV 12 Châtillon’s street, 51500 SACY, FRANCE

You want to come for :

  • A tasting of our wines of Champagne (champagnes and ratafia)
  • Doing your shopping of sparkling wines for all occasions (party, celebration, marriage, wedding, anniversary, promotion, first flight) and shop products of french terroir and accessories availables in our shop.
  • Commentated visit of a cellar and of the Cooperative of Sacy
  • Taking part of an educational walk in our vines with a member of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET family business
  • Taking part of events and thematics around Heritage, Champagne Region and wine tourism

Welcome at Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET House, tasting and shop space !

WELCOMING AND SELLING HOURS OF DAMIEN-BUFFET CHAMPAGNE AND RATAFIA CHAMPENOIS, 12 Châtillon’s street, 51500 SACY, FRANCE:

  • From Monday to Friday (close during public holiday) from 10AM to 12AM and from 2:30PM to 6:30PM.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, or for some public holiday, you’ll be allways welcom on RDV or for wine tourism calendar.

But, please contact us before for a RDV, or have a look on the blog for WE or special wine tourism events.

To be sure we’ll be there for you, you can send a short message by smartphone, or a call (Internet connexion or phone connexion can be difficult if we are in a cellar or certains spaces or nature areas). You can send a mail if you need some help or informations, booking a commentated visit for a group you want to organize, or asking how you can order our champagnes bottles, depending in which country you want to receive it.

We’ll do our best to reply in any case to each question and need of details, prizes, cost for transport and much more. Many thanks for your interest.

Click here and go to Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET contact form

OFFICE HOURS, 12 Châtillon’s street, 51500 SACY, FRANCE

  • From Monday to Friday (close during public holiday) from 9:30AM to 0:30PM and from 2:30PM to 6:30PM.

See you soon in Champagne, it’ll be a great pleasure to share our passion and welcome you !

Véronique & Henry DAMIEN
House of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET
12 Châtillon’s street
51500 Sacy, France
Phone or SMS : +33 (0)3 26 05 98 17 ou +33 6 08 93 66 87
Email : champagne.damien.buffet(at)wanadoo.fr

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Greyhounds thematic choice for our caps of champagnes Damien-Buffet

WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN GREYHOUNDS DOGS FOR OUR CHAMPAGNES CAPS

The idea and the wish to highlight dogs breeds for our new thematic for caps of Champagne Damien-Buffet, with dogs europeans lévriers (whippets, galgos, greyhounds, italian greyhound, deerhounds..) came obvious at our mind.


Those breeds of greyhounds dogs are really present and shown, close to kings and their court, on heraldry, and also near greatfull ladies of Belle Epoque, on the Art Déco posters or other documents through centuries and in many countries of the world and naturally in the world of Art, on paintings,  tapestries.


We can see the greyhounds presents during huntings, or escorting their owners, loving at the same time horses and dogs, able to follow them and share in symbiosis.
Likewise, whippets and galgos, when they are used and well treated for the pleasure for competition and training in team greyhounds/humans, for beauty dogs dogs show or race tracks, are beautiful and show  the symbiosis between human and best friend, the dog.

Those dogs are part of french and european History and also far from there in Arabia, in Asia, in Russia. Those breeds and those dogs deserve to be highlighted at the release of the sparkling wine bubbles for the champagne, wine of the kings and king of the wines.


For those reasons, and Reims being in the heart of Champagne region, and city who were crown many kings of France in the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims, this thematic about greyhounds appeared to be a good choice. We hope all the wine and champagne lovers will like it.

PS : A great thank you to the association Soligalgos who take part of historical reconstruction during fêtes johanniques in Reims, here photos taken around the Cathedral.

For this new thematic collection for our caps of champagnes shall be funny and create a positive dynamic and exchanges, we organized a photos contest. We have been very happy of the interest for this photos contest gam and the positive comments since the prices have been awarded by drawing lots for the winners.

Some whippets, galgos, greyhounds help us with their photos. Like that their heads appear on this collection dedicated to  distinguished, elegants, fizzy, sparkling, like our cuvees of champagnes. We’ll have 12 caps from dogs coming from 5 europeans countries.

For those who didn’t saw the photos album of the dogs who entered the photos contest game and between them those who’ll have their heads used for the collection of champagnes DAMIEN-BUFFET caps, here are the dogs and the design of the caps.

Click here to see the album of drawing lots choice and the caps who’ll soon cork a great part of our Damien-Buffet champagnes cuvees.

Click here to see the album of the heads of the greyhounds and the design of the caps chosen for our bottles of champagnes Damien-Buffet.


Availiable from now to Autumn 2017 on most of our cuvees, bottles of champagnes DAMIEN-BUFFET, this collection of caps will be offered and handed to all the participants of the photos contest game, at the occasion of Global #ChampagneDay on 20/10/2017, welcoming at the winery 12 Châtillon’s street, 51500 Sacy, France.

Those participants, that we thank a lot, like their dogs, will be warmly and greatly welcome, and will have for free, in add of the collection caps, a visit of the cooperative of Sacy’s village, a walk with the dogs in the wines and the village, and of course a tasting our wines of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET and some regional products for a picnic if the weather permits it outside, if not in the winery renovated farm, with small surprises in add.
Waiting it, a big hug to the dogs, our futures ambassadors of our brand and of our champagnes. Thanks to their owners for entering the photos contest game. Thanks to them we’ll be able to design and produce those caps on the greyhounds thematic, great collection !

Click here to follow or add some pics to our Pinterest’s album on greyhounds thematic

Véronique & Henry Damien
Welcome to the House of Champagne DAMIEN-BUFFET
12 Châtillon’s
51500 Sacy, France
Phone or SMS : +33 (0)3 26 05 98 17 ou +33 6 08 93 66 87
Email : champagne.damien.buffet(at)wanadoo.fr
Twitter and Pinterest : @champagneDBSacy

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