About the Producer
Paul Bara Champagne
The Paul Bara vineyards are in Bouzy. This is one of the premier areas for the cultivation of Pinot Noir in Champagne and all parcels here have Grand Cru status. They produce a unique range of beautiful, terroir-driven champagnes.
The Bara home was built in 1860. It started life as a farm with stables, a cow shed, a sheep pen and a cellar; however, in 1965, the barn was transformed into a press room and a winery.
Paul Bara's daughter, Chantale, was the first of the family to sell champagne under the brand of the same name in the 1950s. Chantale recalls how her father of great conviction would often say: ‘We must look after the fields that feed us.'
He also wrote a very interesting book retracing the story of his beloved village of Bouzy, its people and their wines and culture. In 1975, the Bara champagne house became one of the first to export its champagnes to the United States. Today the brand has a long-standing tradition of transatlantic sales and continues to work with the same US importer to this day. Nowadays Paul Bara champagnes are sold on all continents of the world. In 1980, Chantale began assisting her father and soon after, in 1986, began co-running the business.
Specialist of the Pinot noir, Christian Forget strives to preserve the signature of the House by producing well-structured and elegant wines, fully expressing the Terroir of Bouzy.
Succeeding Chantale Bara, her sister Evelyne Dauvergne has been taking over the management of the House since 2018. and proudly continues to apply the traditional and family values passed down by her father, who passed in 2015, Evelyne aims to develop the company to meet modern demands and requirements as well as continuing this beautiful family story with a mixure of wisdom and sweet madness!
At Dawe Wines our aim is to showcase champagne makers like the Bara family and offer their terroir driven champagnes to the UK where they are difficult to find. Click here to buy them online with free delivery on orders over £150.*