Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in Reims in 1729, Ruinart is the oldest Champagne house. Its Gallo-Roman chalk cellars are a UNESCO world heritage site and every two years the finest sommeliers in Europe gather here to compete for the Trophée Ruinart. With a production of 1.7 million bottles per annum, Ruinart is considered a small house by Champagne standards.
“The House of Ruinart was founded in 1729, well into the XVIIIth Century, at a time when a new 'art of living' was emerging in France. Sustaining, developing and exporting this art is a mission that comes naturally to the oldest champagne House.” - Ruinart
The house has kept its distinguished rounded bottle shapes for centuries as well as retaining the values of quality, authenticity and elegance.The estate is now part of the LVMH group that also owns Moët & Chandon.