The area covered by the undertaking

A third zone, known as the area covered by the undertaking, covers the whole AOC Champagne area (319 wine-producing districts and Châlons-en-Champagne).
This area forms a showcase but also a coherent historic, geographic and landscape setting, as encapsulated by the Property and without which its value cannot be understood.
The management strategy selected for the area of undertaking takes the form of a Champagne Landscapes Charter. It is signed on a voluntary basis by local districts and does not constitute an additional level of requirements but instead is a land management instrument.
The charter is a guidance document with no effect on third parties but does help to ensure that each of the region’s stakeholders becomes aware of the value of the site and manages it as such at all the decision-making levels.