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Avize is a commune in the Marne department in northeastern France.

A general view of Avize and its vineyards
A general view of Avize and its vineyards
Coat of arms of Avize
Coat of arms
Avize is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Avize is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°58′20″N 4°00′37″E / 48.9722°N 4.0103°E / 48.9722; 4.0103Coordinates: 48°58′20″N 4°00′37″E / 48.9722°N 4.0103°E / 48.9722; 4.0103
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Marne
Arrondissement Épernay
Canton Épernay-2
Intercommunality CA Épernay Coteaux Plaine Champagne
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Gilles Dulion
Area1 7.62 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,814
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 51029 /51190

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.



The village's vineyards are located in the Côte des Blancs subregion of Champagne, and are classified as Grand Cru (100%) in the Champagne vineyard classification.

Located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, Avize is a village wine with many Champagne houses. About 400 winegrowers harvest 3,350 tons of grapes annually.[citation needed] Its fermentation within the 12 km of the city cellars gave birth to the most prestigious wines of Champagne: Blanc de blancs. A treasure with flavors of orange and grapefruit that attracted the most beautiful houses in Avize: Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Champagne Roederer. Major champagne houses were founded in Avize as De Cazanove (1811), Koch (1820), or Bricout (1966).

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