A prime-quality peach bred for low-chill climates, from Armstrong Nurseries' program in the 1960s. The low-chill peaches tend to ripen in the first half of the season, leaving the orchard peachless in late July and August. Champagne was selected to produce in the middle of that period. Fruits are pink-skinned, round; flesh white, some red around the pit, very fine flavored, juicy, ripening over a week or so. Best inland, not at coast. Mid August. 500 hours. On Nemagard.