The Binet Champagne House was founded in Reims in 1849 and at the turn of the century it became one of the many "widow's businesses" under the name "Veuve Binet Fils & Co" The winery is located in the municipality of Rilly-la-Montagne, south of Reims. At the beginning of the 1880s, family member Armand Walfard-Binet invented cold disgorgement, a special form of dégorgement which was subsequently patented and is now widely used. The company is a typical representative of champagne made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; no Pinot Meunier is used. The wines were served, among others, on the transatlantic passenger ship "Mary Queen" (Cunard Line). Three different Cuvée de Prestige are produced, these are "Binet Elite Rosé" (90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay), "Binet Elite Blanc de Noirs" (Pinot Noir) and the Millésime "Médaillon Binet Rouge" (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay).