The thing which separates Champagne houses from other wine-making factions is largely their history. And, as with the other famous houses which call the Champagne Region of France their home, the House of Ayala is no different.
Beginning in 1860, Edmond de Ayala was responsible for taking what was then nothing and turning it, with reasonable speed, into a House of great virtue. Coming from a rich and wealthy family line, it was his love for the niece of the Viscount of Mareuil which kick-started the House's sturdy ability to produce top-notch Champagne. The niece just so happened to be Gabrielle d'Albrecht, and it was a meeting which would conclude in marriage before the year 1860 was over.