The Charpentiers have been winemakers since 1920 when Pierre Charpentier began growing grapes.
It was Pierre’s son, Marcellin, who first produced Charpentier Champagne in 1954. Four years later, Marcellin died suddenly and his wife, Solange, was left to run the business while rearing three children. While no doubt a difficult time for Solange, her son Jacky began making wine at the age of 11, showing prodigious ability. Over the next few years, through hard work, diligence and passion, Jacky Charpentier managed to save, and indeed improve, the family business, achieving the recognition and respect that is now associated with the J.Charpentier label.
Jacky’s son Jean-Marc now runs the winemaking at Charpentier. With 38 plots of vineyards and three different varieties of grapes grown, there is alot to be discovered among the Charpentier range.