An established history is something which no Champagne or wine lover can argue with, and in this respect – as well as in many others – Napoleon have a lot to offer.
Jean-Lous Prieur was the man who started it all. 1825 was the year, and Jean-Lous moved, along with his wife Marie-Reine, to Virtues. Later, at the age of 26, he founded the family home of Prieur-Pageot, and soon began to trade. By this time the House had a name, and a name which has stuck to this very day: Ch & A Prior. The letter A, in this case, refers to the name of his son Alphréde. Along with his son and his daughter, Jean-Lous and his wife began an epic journey of a family business.
In those first few years, Jean-Louis had an assistant in the way of his son. In charge of making sure the Champagne was always at the top level, he did a fine job of continuing in his father's footsteps, and made sure that the reputation grew and grew. After this, a new phase began, as the enlightened son moved to Paris to further the House's reach and ensure that the future was rosy.
It was then that the company really started to develop and come into its own, with the House style firmly focused on what was suitable. Today, Vincent Prior – the guarantor of the House and hailing from the fifth generation – looks after proceedings, following the same rigid quality control techniques to make sure that everything stays as it should.
An exquisite Champagne and a historic symbol.