Moët & Chandon and Ascot Racecourse announce partnership that combines nearly 600 years of tradition

And there are going to be some pretty special drinks available to the public...

Updated on 06 June 2019 • Written By Rosie Conroy

Moët & Chandon and Ascot Racecourse announce partnership that combines nearly 600 years of tradition

Two historic brands are coming together this summer for a four year partnership that will see 275-year-old Moët & Chandon become the ‘official champagne of Ascot’ – the 307-year-old sporting arena.

As a result visitors to Britain’s most famous racecourse will be treated to a selection of the champagne house’s finest offerings over the next four years. Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage - which is only made in remarkable years when the conditions have produced the finest grapes - will be available at bars across the venue for the duration of Royal Ascot in June. Additionally, for guests visiting outside of these times, the Grand Vintage will be available at the Permanent Pall Mall bar for the entire time of the partnership.  

Speaking about the collaboration, Benoît Gouez, Cellar Master at Moët & Chandon, says:

“We are honoured to bring Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage, a champagne of distinguished character, to Royal Ascot and Ascot. I am delighted that guests will be enjoying it, perhaps for the first time, at such a prestigious and iconic event.”

And, it would appear the feeling is mutual with Juliet Slot, Commercial Director at Ascot, also welcoming the new relationship:

“Moët & Chandon is a name steeped in history, like Ascot, and we are delighted to be working with a brand which shares so many of our values. Bringing Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage uniquely as our Official Champagne of Royal Ascot was an important facet of the deal.  The full range we are offering in partnership with Moët & Chandon will ensure we deliver the premium brand experience expected by customers site-wide.”

Staging 13 Group One races every year Ascot holds more than any other course in Britain, and attracts more than 300,000 visitors during June for their infamous five-day Royal event. It’s on these days that The Queen arrives by Royal Procession along the racecourse with her guests, in full view of spectators. This tradition began in 1807 when George III visited the event, and has been upheld ever since. Within the exclusive Royal area at the racecourse men are required to wear full morning dress, while women are required to dress in full formal day wear.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage will be the ‘Official Champagne of Royal Ascot’, and Moët & Chandon the ‘Official Champagne of Ascot’, between 2019 to 2022.  For more information and to book tickets please visit ascot.co.uk.

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