The champagne house, based in Epernay, was founded in 1976 by the Belgian marketing specialist Paul-François Vranken. Under the "Vranken" brand, champagnes based mainly on Chardonnay are produced. The company develops more and more into an empire. In the meantime, the champagne brands Barancourt (since 1994), Bricout-Delbeck (since 2003), Demoiselle, Heidsieck Monopole
(since 1998), Charles Lafitte, Lallement and Pommery
(since 2002) are also part of the ownership. There are also branches of the company in Portugal and Spain.