Best known for its namesake sparkling white wine, the Champagne wine region is located 160km (100 miles) from Paris and is within the historical province of Champagne in France. The term 'Champagne' itself is regulated within the EU an internationally as solely reserved for wines that hail from this region.
Different districts within the region have a different dominant grape. Within the Champagne wine region, the districts Aube and Montagne de Reims are primarily planted with Pinot Noir. Vallée de la Marne is predominantly planted with Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay is the near exclusive grape in the Côte des Blancs.