Our history

The history of Charles de Fère is the story of one family’s love of good food and passionate commitment to the best traditional sparkling winemaking methods.

Typical vine growers' tools

Born into a long-established Champagne winegrowing family, Jean-Louis Denois opened a sparkling winery at Fère-en-Tardenois, to the North-East of Reims in 1980. His idea was to create a Boutique winery to make exceptional sparkling wines based on five generations’ savoir-faire and skills.

Traditional pruning of vines