Henri Giraud

François Hémart founded Champagne Henri Giraud at the beginning of the 17th century when the family settled in the village of Aÿ in the Champagne region of France. The vineyard was wiped out during the phylloxera outbreak and was replanted with grafted vines by Leon Giraud at the beginning of the 20th century. At the helm today is the 12th generation of the Giraud-Hémart family, Claude Giraud, who oversees the handcrafting of their top cuvée, Fût de Chêne Grand Cru d’Aÿ, alongside other world-class Champagne such as their Argonne, which is only made in stellar vintages.