Moët & Chandon unveils Château de Saran after a five-year renovation with a sparkling celebration of the 150th anniversary of Moët Imperial

Wines & Spirits


Moët & Chandon inaugurated the renovated Château de Saran, which has been a property of the Maison since 1801, with a sparkling soirée on May 22. Majestically restored after five years of work, this architectural jewel in the lush landscape of Champagne reopened in time to host a spectacular celebration marking the 150th anniversary of Moët Imperial, the signature champagne of the Maison, around a unique culinary experience crafted by two Michelin-starred chefs.

Hollywood stars including Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman and Douglas Booth were joined by international socialites such as Derek Blasberg and Kate Moss as Moët & Chandon welcomed celebrities, brand ambassadors and friends of the Maison for a special night on May 22 to toast the 150th anniversary of Moët Imperial.


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A property of Moët & Chandon since 1801, the Château de Saran was once a hunting lodge turned into a family residence. Since the 1960s it has welcomed guests of the champagne house. The magnificently renovated  Château de Saran will once again become the site of festive celebrations where Moët & Chandon’s honored guests will enjoy unique experiences and revel in the Maison’s legendary “savoir-fête”.

“We are thrilled to welcome our honored guests to the beautifully-restored Château de Saran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Moët Impérial in grand style, and to mark a pivotal moment in our House’s history,” said Stéphane Baschiera, President and CEO of Moët & Chandon.

Yannick Alleno © Moët & Chandon

Following a cocktail reception, guests were served dinner in a striking mirrored décor designed to reflect the spectacular beauty of the Maison’s Chouilly vineyards. Prepared as a concerto for four hands, the meal showcased the culinary talents of Yannick Alléno, a three-Michelin-starred chef and brand ambassador of Moët & Chandon since 2014, along with the artistry of Dominique Crenn, chef of the Michelin three-star restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco.

The evening ended with a live performance by Freya Ridings, Britain’s biggest breakthrough artist in 2018, who performed her platinum hit “Lost Without You”.

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