In order to trade as a Champagne House, the Wine producer must be at least 100 miles east of Paris and operate in one of the 5 Wine producing districts made up of Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Vallée de la Marne and
Aube in the Champagne region of France.
There are currently 75 members of the Union de Maisons de Champagne and they go as far back as 1522 to the Philipponnat house when it comes to producing Champagne. The Laurent-Perrier Champagne House has been in operation since 1812 and the luxury Champagne brand owns 6 of these 75 members.
Grand cru status is given to any Champagne producing region that scores a 100% Grand cru rating and there are currently only 17 that have received the accolade.
Visit the Laurent-Perrier Champagne House in Tours-sur-Marne, they have a number of Champagne events during the year for Champagne lovers.