Ruinart is the oldest established Champagne house, exclusively producing champagne since 1729.
Founded in 1729, Maison Ruinart is the very first established champagne house. With a rich and complex history, the Maison has never stopped developing and promoting its own special art of living,
echoing the Enlightenment period during which it was created. In a context where French philosophy and culture had great influence, the know-how of Maison Ruinart shone like a beacon.
Very early on, the Maison decided to use the rare and precious chardonnay grape to produce its cuvées. Elegance, purity, know-how and light are the watchwords for the world’s finest champagne
house. These qualities are the key to the success of Ruinart’s exceptional wines – both in France and internationally – which are now produced by Frédéric Panaïotis, the Maison’s Cellar Master.
Ruinart’s subtle art of champagne making resonates with its commitment to art and creativity, echoing the boldness it took to ask the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha to create a poster for the Maison
in 1896 that caused a sensation at the time. Since then, Ruinart has commissioned numerous artists, designers and creative minds to deliver their own vision of the Maison, making it forever
contemporary. In the recent years, artists collaborations include names such as Vik Muniz, Liu Bolin, Jaume Plensa, Gideon Rubin, Georgia Russell, Erwin Olaf, Emily Mast, Mouawad Laurier among others.
Today the brand plays an active role in more than 30 international art fairs such as Frieze (London, New York and Los Angeles), Art Basel (Hong Kong, Miami and Basel), Fiac, ARCO, Paris Photo to name but a few.
Ruinart also partners with leading art institutions like Fondation Beyeler, Royal Opera House, New Museum NYC and festivals like Kyotographie.