Along with the Germans who founded Champagne houses there was one Swiss, Marc-Henri de Venoge. Originally setting up in Mareuil-sur-Ay in 1837, but soon moved to Epernay. It is now a part of the Bruno Paillard controlled BCC group.
It has no vineyards of its own and buys in all its own grapes, including 30% from the Cote de Sezanne as they believe it brings complexity to young blends. The range covers all possible styles from Blanc de Blancs to Blanc de Noirs. Half of the firms production is exported to the UK and German speaking countries. Their Cordon Bleu is a highly commendable non-vintage and when available the cuvee prestige ‘Des Princes’ is truly excellent.