Born in 1729, Ruinart is one of the oldest champagne houses. Before her, there was none. At its source, the intuition of a monk who was ahead of his time...
The Chardonnay grape variety is the signature of Maison Ruinart. Its grapes, mainly from the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, are at the heart of all its cuvées.
To explore the chalk pits of Maison Ruinart is to discover their history and meet its ancestral know-how. A unique immersion in the beating heart of Champagne, because it is in the depths of its terroir that the most emblematic of sparkling wines is born and aged.
The Ruinart family has the intuition that the chalk pits, former white chalk quarries, are able to offer the optimal conditions for the aging of its wines.
Dug into the limestone subsoil of the capital of Champagne, nearly 40 meters deep, the twenty chalk pits of the Maison Ruinart extend over two levels and 8 kilometers. These chalk cathedrals, still in operation, are the only ones in the city of Reims to be both listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a historic site.