A Family History

From mothers
to sons

In 1808, Apolline, the widow of Nicolas Henriot, took over the wine estate and founded the House of Henriot, spreading its reputation to the greatest royal courts in Europe. In 1880, Marie Marguet married Paul Henriot, bringing with her some of the best Chardonnay plots on the Côte des Blancs hillsides: the style of the House's wines was born. The Henriot family has been deploying its wine-producing expertise and conquering new markets worldwide for eight generations. Etienne, Nicolas, Joseph and Gilles are the great names of this genealogy.

The House style

The audacity of

The House of Henriot is one of the rare Champagne houses that have stayed in the same family for over two hundred years. It draws its freedom to make the most audacious choices from its spirit of independence.

The exceptional proportion of wines from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards, the ageing times and the quantity of reserve wines used in producing each blend illustrate the demanding standards that are only possible thanks to the freedom to make decisions, years of experience and the imagination to create the future.

The Maison Henriot

The son of a wine grower, Laurent Fresnet has won the International Wine Challenge “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” award for two successive years, in 2015 and again in 2016.