The oldest Maison de Champagne, Ruinart is the symbol of savoir-faire and art de vivre famous all over the world. Each of its cuvées bears the characteristic imprint of Chardonnay, the emblematic vine of the Maison.
The Maison Ruinart was founded on 1 September 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart, on impulse of his uncle's incredible insight, the learned Benedictine monk Dom Thierry Ruinart, who presaged a brilliant future for the new "wine with bubbles" produced in his native region - the Champagne - and adored by the royal courts of Europe. The creation of the Maison Ruinart coincided with the dawn of the Enlightenment in France and the French art de vivre. In France a culture based on goodness and beauty was born, which preferred refined and elegant, light and sophisticated tastes. The Ruinart cuvée naturally found their place here. The Maison, constantly looking for excellence and the absolute, chose the Chardonnay, a rare and delicate grape variety, as a leitmotif for all its cuvées. The vineyards of the Maison Ruinart lie mostly on the Montagne de Reims. For the creation of cuvée the best basic wines are used.