CHAMPAGNE | FRANCE
Founded in 1625, Champagne Henri Giraud is one of a kind. The 12th generation owner Claude Giraud is always hungry to find new ways to hone quality and deepen his commitment to the environment. He starts with the family’s property in the grand cru Aÿ, the region’s rarest and most highly valued cru, and pairs his top wines with barrels sourced and individually traced from carefully chosen, GPS-located terroirs in Champagne’s Argonne Forest. Even the entry-level wines are vinified and aged in entirely natural materials: the winery has converted all of its neutral containers from stainless steel to terracotta.