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Go back in time inside 4th century Gallo-Roman cellars belonging to the family-run House of JOSEPH PERRIER during one of our tasting tours.

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Champagne Joseph Perrier - Jordane Saget

History

The House was founded in 1825 by the father & son duet François-Alexandre and Joseph Perrier. Joseph turned the establishment on “avenue de Paris” into a House of knowledge and expertise. His signature has been carried on by six generations from the same family, each one marking the House’s history and destiny differently.

Result of the founders’ legacy and the successors’ ambitions, Joseph Perrier Champagne currently boasts several different “cuvées”, notably the famous Cuvée Joséphine. JOSEPH PERRIER still exports 70% of production internationally, in-line with the House’s traditions and founding values: a 57- acre wine estate, rooted in a local community, quality champagne, authenticity and mastery of century-old skills.

The visit inside the 4th century Gallo-Roman cellars dug out of the chalk hillside is a journey into the past of men and women who were more than passionate about their craft.

Champagne Joseph Perrier - Jordane Saget
Champagne Joseph Perrier - Jordane Saget

Key dates

1825
Joseph Perrier, François-Alexandre Perrier’ son, Champagne merchant in Châlons-sur- Marne, and his wife Charlotte (born Grenet), creates Joseph Perrier Sons & Co in Avize and takes over his father’s business.

1862
A journalist at L’Illustration national newspaper quotes the House of Joseph Perrier as “one of the most interesting in Champagne” and uses it as a model in his article about wine growers and merchants in the Champagne region (23rd August).

1878
The brand wins the golden metal at the Paris Exposition Universelle trade fair (the medal was added to our labels for nearly half a century), marking the start of institutional recognition for the house.

1888
The business was passed onto family cousin Paul Pithois, a wine merchant and owner of vineyards at Cumières, Hautvillers and Damery. He became highly skilled thanks to advice from Louis Paster.

1889
The House of Joseph Perrier becomes a supplier for Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.

1925
The House celebrates its hundredth anniversary. The champagne frequently won awards at the World Trade Fairs, notably Beyrouth in 1921, Marseille in 1922 and Strasbourg in 1924.

1976
First Concorde flight – British Airways selected Joseph Perrier Champagne on the first London-New York Concorde flight in 1976.

1981
Jean-Claude Fourmon offered a 1975 Vintage JOSEPH PERRIER magnum (numbered #1) to Prince Charles for his wedding.

1982
The first vintage Cuvée Joséphine was launched in souvenir of Joseph Perrier’s favourite daughter and has been our flagship champagne ever since.

2012
Wine Spectator magazine rates two Joseph Perrier cuvées 92 out of 100 (the brut rosé 2002 and the brut blanc de blancs 2004).

2018
Joseph Perrier champagnes are sold at the famous London department store Harrods.

2019
The exceptional adventure continues with the sixth generation of managers, recalling the original 1825 founding father-son team, as Jean-Claude Fourmon passes the baton to his son Benjamin Fourmon.

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