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. 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. Champagne Henriot is owned by Maisons & Domaines Henriot, a family-run, two-hundred-year-old and international company that today federates five houses emblematic of their terroirs.