Maison des Champagnes Binet, 160 years of peak performance
Champagne BINET is more than just a prestigious name. This is the family history of an independent and
always in Rheimsthe birthplace of champagne.
1849: Louis BINET founded his trading house Maisan BINET in 1849 in Rheims. He founds the cellars and the
Headquarters of the house in the center of the city, near Heuses like lrroy and Roederer. The main wine
Keller is then in Verzenay on La Montagne de Reims.
1865: Creation of the Medaillon Rouge cuvee, which is still the iconic vintage cuvee of the BINET today
1872: Catherine BIN ET (said the BIN ET widow) assumes responsibility for the corn BIN ET Fils & Co on the death of
her husband. The house was bought a few years later, in 1876, after the death of his son Jean-Baptiste BINET, who
Veuve BINET Fils & Co" and kept them until about 1910.
1881: Armand WALFARD-BINET, son-in-law of jean-Baptiste BINET and winemaker hirnself takes over the management of the
home. Brilliant inventor and shrewd businessman, he revolutionized the practice of champagne with the invention
the disgorging method by icing. He then filed a dozen patents.
The house moved across the Marne and established its cellars in Reims, on Courlancy Street.
1900: Maisan BINET is the leading supplier of champagne for the Paris World Exhibition. It profits from
this international showcase for fast worldwide export.
1902: The house initiates a historic partnership that will last almost one hundred years with the renowned London
Berry Brothers & Rudd, already over 200 years old, and brings the Empereur Champagne to the market for them.
1928: Maisen BINET moves the cellars of Courlancy Street to another house and then settles for a few years.
before the Second World War in the prestigious cellars of Saint-Nicaise Abbey, in the centre of Reims
1985: The Frey family, owners of some of the greatest wines of the Champagne and the Bordeaux, becomes the owner of
Maisan BIN ET and its cellars in Rilly-la-Montagne
1997: After almost 80 years and 30 meters depth in the Baltic Sea, nine bottles are marked under the cork.
"BINET Fils & Co. -1911" are brought to the surface from the wreck of the "Volturnus". The mission of the British
Ship was to form a base for the Royal Navy when it sank off the coast of northern Denmark in November 1919.
2013 : Maison BINET returns to its roots, a hose with an exclusive and prestigious name, the 100% Grand
Cru and only available through a very small number of bottles.