Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by the original ‘Champagne Charlie’ who popularised champagne in America with his extraordinary wines and dazzling character.
Just like his wine, Charles was a man of style and depth, of conviction and character. He famously invested in the underground Cathedral-like chalk cellars under Reims, originally dug out by the Romans 2000 years ago. They are still used today to house all the Charles Heidsieck champagnes as they age. Charles Heidsieck Champagnes are recognised by industry experts as top of their class. The House’s commitment to excellence has been underpinned by a winemaking team that between them have been named 'Sparkling Winemaker of the Year' at the International Wine Challenge 16 times.