The champagne house in Reims was founded in 1985 by Alain Thiénot. Before that, he had been an influential broker in Champagne. The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vineyards in the Grand Cru communities Aÿ and Mesnil-sur-Oger, There are different ones champagne produced from the three classic varieties. The Cuvée de Prestige is the "Grande Cuvée" brand. In 1995 his cousin Jean Claude Fourmon sold him 51% of the champagne house Joseph Perrier, Thiénot also owns the champagne houses Marie Stuart and since 2003 Canard-Duchêne, as well as the Bordeaux wineries Château Rahoul in Graves and Château de Ricaud in Loupiac. Son Stanislas and daughter Garance Barbier-Thiénot also work in the company. In 2007 Thiénot acquired the majority stake in Dourthe-Kressmann (Bordeaux).