Champagne Charlier & Fils : A FAMILY (IES) HISTORY

From 1892 to the present day, five generations of winegrowers have succeeded one another in working the vines and making the wine: talking about them on this site is a way of paying tribute to their courage and hard work, at a time when Champagne was not yet as famous as it is today!

A house over a century old IN THE MARNE VALLEY

Our history is the fruit of the passionate work of two families of true Champagne winemakers. The Perrin family is at the head of Champagne Charlier & Fils, one of the last to have preserved the tradition of ageing in large-capacity barrels known as "foudres de chêne" (oak barrels). The know-how and experience have been passed down from generation to generation.

Throughout its history, each member of the Charlier and Perrin families has created, innovated and left their eternal mark on our estate.

In 1892, Armand Perrin, a cooper by profession, launched the marketing of his champagne, which he made using barrels from his own cooperage. His son Amand Perrin and grandson Maurice Perrin went on to increase shipments and improve the quality of the champagne wine, as demonstrated by the many diplomas they won in wine competitions (see photos).

As for the Charlier family, Roland and Andréa began selling their bottles in 1956, followed by their son Jackie Charlier and his wife Nicole, the third generation, who embarked on their own adventure by becoming harvesters and handlers. Production was then marketed under the family name. They set about expanding the vineyard and acquiring plots of land around Montigny-sous-Châtillon. In 1960, they built the cellars and the current winery, which has been our host site ever since.

At the time, Jackie and Nicole were true pioneers in the oenotourism sector, and they never ceased to emphasise the importance of welcoming customers and organising cellar visits in order to build up a real reputation.

The year 1992 marked a turning point when Carole Charlier and Yves Perrin, who had already been married for several years, took over the management of the estate. They became the representatives of the brand as we know it today: Champagne Charlier & Fils. Together, they developed Champagne sales and production. In 2000, they created a tasting cellar to meet the needs of their growing clientele, and new oak barrels were installed to maintain the quality of their wine.

Maxime Perrin, their son and the fifth generation, joined the business in 2004. He too is passionate about working with vines and wood. He works hard every day to ensure that Champagne Charlier & Fils retains its authenticity.

The Perrin family welcomes you to its vineyards for a friendly, good-humoured tour of the estate and the Champagne vineyards. You will discover our expertise as winegrowers harvesting and manipulating and taste our champagnes.