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The Henriot family, who immigrated from the Loire region, has been growing wine in Champagne since 1640. The traditional champagne house with its headquarters in Reims was founded in 1808 under the name "Veuve Henriot Ainé" by Appoline Henriot after the death of her husband and is thus one of the oldest champagne producers. Two ladies from the house married into the family of the German-born champagne house Heidsieck. The grandson Ernest Henriot (1826-1890) founded the Champagner-Haus Charles Heidsieck together with his brother-in-law Charles Camille Heidsieck (1822-1893) in 1851, but returned to the family business in 1875.

Henriot - Ernest Henriot, Champagnerflasche, Logo und Joseph Henriot

Joseph Henriot (1936-2015) took over the company in the 1970s. In 1976 Henriot merged with Charles Heidsieck, with Joseph Henriot controlling both companies. He then sold his company to the champagne house Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin and received 11% of the shares. He initiated the sale of this company to Louis Vuitton, where shortly afterwards, as Chairman of the Board, he arranged the merger with Moët Hennessy and created the luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy). He finally bought back the Henriot company (but without the vineyards) in 1994. One year later, the Négociant Bouchard Père et Fils was acquired in Burgundy. Several years before his father's death in 2015, his son Thomas Henriot had already taken over the management of Champagne Henriot.

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