The champagne house based in Châlons-en-Champagne was founded at the end of the 18th century by Alexandre Perrier under the name "Perrier et Fils". His son Joseph then renamed it "Joseph Perrier" in 1825. Today, the company is run by Jean Claude Fourmon, a direct descendant of the founder. From 1995, there was a short-term participation by Laurent-Perrier. In 1998, Fourmon sold 51% shares to his cousin Alain Thiénot, but the company is still run by him. The cuvée de prestige is "Joséphine" with a main share of Chardonnay. Another brand is "Cuvée Royale", which is blended from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The rosé version of the champagne was already supplied to Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and her son King Edward VII. (1849-1910). A version Blanc de blancs was created in 1986 in honour of the 100th birthday of the Statue of Liberty in New York. The estate's own vineyards cover 20 hectares in the Cumières, Damery, Hautvillers and Verneuil areas, the rest being bought in from contract winemakers.