Our History

In 1867, the Chaudron family settled on the Montagne de Reims, in the heart of the Grand Cru de Verzenay, classified 100%. Their objective ? Produce quality Champagne wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. This blend of grapes is the strength of the house, wines of character and unique flavors, specific to Champagne Chaudron.
Our History

A Family History Through the Ages

7 generations of winegrowers have succeeded each other on this estate. The champagne and the vine have evolved with these new generations but the values have remained the same: rigor, perfectionism and passion for its product. The 7th generation is today carried by Luc Chaudron, who wishes to preserve this expertise transmitted over the centuries and continue to offer a resolutely unique Champagne full of character.

A House that combines tradition and modernity

A pioneer in the art of vinifying Champagne wine, the Chaudron house stands out for its unique know-how.

From the selection of the grapes to the dressing of the bottles, the cellar master lays a specialist hand on the elaboration of the cuvées.

Carefully selected grapes, wines vinified specifically and then skilfully assembled… if the experience of the cellar master is essential, the tradition of experience is just as important.
Between innovation, tradition and quality, the development of these cuvées requires constant rigor and subtly combines the Chaudron ethic with the continuous search for perfection. So many fundamental values that can be found in the unique and refined purity of Champagnes.

Hélène

The Belle Hélène cuvée owes its name to this tenacious woman full of vitality. The latter lived 102 years on the estate and devoted her entire life to viticulture and the production of champagne. She often said that the secret to her longevity lay in champagne. Her descendants therefore attempted to create this elixir of long life and share it with the world with the Cuvée Belle Hélène.

Lionel

A modern and sociable businessman, who lives the evolution of winemaking techniques and the growing role of technology in production tools. On the eve of the year 2000, the latter modernized the production tools and the cellars of Vaudemange. Some even said that he had created a space shuttle within the domain as the machines used were avant-garde for the time. A winning bet for Lionel, who sold more than 2 million bottles of champagne that year.

Luc

Lionel’s son and the current manager of the estate. Introduced to the techniques of winemaking and creation of champagne at a very young age, Luc is a passionate businessman and a hard worker. However, he remains a great dreamer and the love he has for his history and his native lands is reflected in his champagne. You will always find him in the “space shuttle” of Vaudemange, perfecting each winemaking process to provide the most prestigious and qualitative champagne.

Capucine

Last of the Chaudron family, some say she fell into the wine cauldron when she was little, as her passion for the estate drives her. She pursues her initiation into the profession of winegrower every day in order to perpetuate the craftsmanship and this desire for innovation which inhabits her father Luc and which made the strength of his ancestors. It is this passion which earned him the nickname from “Magic Cauldron”. These are all elements found in the Capucine cuvée.
Milestones
1967

The Beginning

Bruno Rossi leased five acres of his father and started with just an acre of vines.
1968

Building the Winery

The winery produces first vintage.
late 70-ies

New Sorts in the Vineyard

Bruno Rossi leased five acres of his father and started with just an acre of vines.
1979

First Art Events

Our Wine Club was established to educate consumers in wine & food matching.
80-ies

New Sorts in Vineyards

Bruno Rossi leased five acres of his father and started with just an acre of vines.
1979

First Art Events

Our Wine Club was established to educate consumers in wine & food matching.
sustainability

As part of the agricultural industry, we fully depend on our surrounding, just as it depends on us. That’s why we grow our produce organically and sustainably. Over the past decades the carbon footprint of the winery has been positive, which is something we’re really proud of.

As part of the agricultural industry, we fully depend on our surrounding, just as it depends on us. That’s why we grow our produce organically and sustainably. Over the past decades the carbon footprint of the winery has been positive, which is something we’re really proud of.