The Gallo-Roman empire
The first Champagne vineyards were planted by the Romans from the 3rd century A.D. onwards
5th to 17th centuries
Champagne wines became known thanks to the coronation of French kings in Reims and the famous Champagne fairs.
At the end of the 17th century, the use of the bottle to transport the wine (previously in casks) led to appearance of bubbles: this was the birth of the Champagne method.
This sparkling “vin diable” (the devil’s wine) quickly found favour with European monarchs and aristocrats, becoming the symbol of luxury and celebration.
Champagne is synonymous with parties, victory and celebrations.