UMC - Grandes Marques et Maisons de Champagne

Since 1882 the UMC has brought together all of the Grandes Marques brands and Champagne Houses that collectively underpin the worldwide reputation of Champagne wines. This website is specifically designed to teach you everything you need to know about their history and organization, their expertise and their ever-innovative ambitions.

Champagne only comes from Champagne, France


The vineyard puts on its autumn colours in a final flourish before it enters dormancy.

The final days of October are the time when enthusiasts around the world celebrate #ChampagneDay, in whatever manner they choose.

The Champagne month by month
History and historical anecdotes

Did you know?

In World War I, the Champagne House cellars were repurposed as shelters for local civilians and military personnel. Makeshift schools, hospitals, chapels and sleeping quarters were set up – even the Reims City Council moved its headquarters there. So began a whole new underground way of life, safe from the bombs that rained down from above.

Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer inherited this House in 1833 and named it after himself. In the 1920s Léon Olry-Roederer gave it new impetus, followed by his widow Camille from 1932 to 1975. Their grandson, Jean-Claude Rouzaud and his son Frédéric now pursue the work of their forebears, with the same innovative spirit.

The Champagne Houses
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