A Family History

The Henriot family
departs their native Lorraine

In 1640, the Henriot family settles in Champagne and begins developing their cloth before quickly adding wine to their family activities.
After acquiring land to plant vines, the family gains knowledge about viticulture and becomes experts on their Terroirs.

The inspiration of
Apolline Henriot

The treatise "Manière de cultiver la vigne et de faire le vin en Champagne" published in 1718, attributed to Canon Godinot, was a source of inspiration for Apolline Henriot, founder of the Maison Henriot, whose great-uncle he is.

The desire
of Apolline Henriot

In 1808, Apolline Henriot, young widow of Nicolas Henriot, founds Maison Henriot.
Owner of a vineyard in the heart of the Montagne de Reims, Apolline has a deep love for the Champagne region, the beauty of its vines and its landscapes. This is how her desire « To to shed light on her lands through a Champagne » was born.
She then founded the House and created the first Henriot cuvée, now known as Henriot Brut Souverain.

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An alliance of
two vineyards

In 1880, Apolline Henriot’s great grandson, Paul Henriot, married a young woman from the Côte des Blancs, Marie Marguet.
This marriage gave way to a real transition of the Maison Henriot’s vineyards.
Initially composed exclusively of three crus from the Montagne de Reims planted with Pinot Noir, three crus planted with Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs were added: Avize,
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Chouilly.

The first
soil anaysis

Many members of the line of Apolline Henriot, founder of
Maison Henriot, trained as agricultural engineers, have contributed to developing the expertise and strengthening the care given to the vines. In 1920, the family carried out many soil analysis. Maison Henriot therefore launched a soil knowledge project at that time.

The diversity of
reserve wines

In the early 1970s, Joseph Henriot, 7th generation of the Henriot family, decided to enhence the library wines collection of
Maison Henriot, which had been initiated by Apolline Henriot more than two centuries earlier, when she founded the House.