Jacquinot and Fils
Champagne house Jacquinot et Fils is a family estate whose roots in Epernay in France's Champagne region date back to the 17th century. In 1918, Pierre Jacquinot commercially developed the family vineyard, which dates back to the French Revolution, and acted as both a grape broker and Champagne wine merchant. Ten years later, Pierre purchased his own press and began to make wine out of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. A passionate violinist, Pierre named these wines to reflect the fact. With titles such as Symphonie (Vintage) and Harmonie (produced only in exceptional vintages) the Jacquinot brand also features a treble clef as a tribute to its founder. Pierre's two sons Jacques and Jean-Guy joined their father's business in 1947 and officially created the Jacquinot et Fils brand. Jacques directed the marketing activity, while Jean-Guy oversaw the vineyards, which totalled over 17 hectares. Today, Pierre's grandsons are at the head of the business and grape production. Champagne Jacquinot et Fils still supplies fruit to other Champagne houses in the region.