Moët & Chandon
Moët & Chandon
Moët & Chandon has been associated with the sparkle of success and glamour ever since the House was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. These are the values that we share and the values that inspired the founder’s grandson Jean-Remy Moët to share our champagne with the world. A man with a true spirit of achievement and leadership, it is to him we owe our reputation as the world’s most loved champagne. Discover who we are, discover our vineyards and our values. Discover our dedication to making fine champagnes that dazzle with the spirit of charisma and accomplishment.
Moët & Chandon History
The legendary Moët & Chandon is celebrating 270 years as the world’s most loved champagne. For over a quarter of a millennium, the renowned French winemaker has been sharing the magic of champagne across the globe. Every glass overflows with the House’s hallmark values of history, generosity, savoir-faire, success, boldness and elegance—values still at the heart of its global appeal.
Toward the end of the 18th century, Jean-Remy Moët, grandson of founder Claude Moët, became famous as the man who introduced champagne to the world. The important figures of the era, from the Marquise de Pompadour to Talleyrand to Napoleon quickly fell in love with the House’s effervescent wine. Moët & Chandon was soon the icon of success and elegance that it remains to this day.
In the heart of champagne country with the most extensive estates in the region, our lush green vineyards are where our story begins, the birthplace of the world’s most loved champagne. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the wine which best expresses the quintessential qualities of champagne is made from grapes grown on the most extensive estate in the region. Of our 1,150 hectares (2,840 acres) of rich chalk soil, 50% are Grands Crus and 25% are Premiers Crus.
(Source: Moët & Chandon France)