Reims France

Krug and Key People


Type of Producer
Krug owns only about 50 acres of vineyards, which supply about a third of their annual production needs. Other grapes are purchased from a few dozen loyal growers, some of which have been supplying the house since its beginning. The French regulations designate Krug as a Negociant Manipulant (a producer who buys grapes from growers).

Overall Producer Style
Krug is known for producing only prestige cuvee champagne. It is difficult to classify Krug with a typical style, but characteristically full bodied, very high quality, complex, dry and age worthy.

Annual Production
About 600,000 bottles are produced annually. Actual production numbers are proprietary.

Krug's Key People

Current Owner
LVMH Group (Mo√ęt Hennessy • Louis Vuitton)

Chef de Cave
Eric Lebel (since 1998)
Eric Lebel was born in Champagne and graduated from the University of Reims. He originally made champagne at the De Venoge house before his work at Krug.

Margareth Henriquez

More On Krug

Their Champagne Collection
Our Krug report contains a selection of recent champagne offerings along with reviews and ratings.

Contact and Visitor Information
Contact and possible tour information can be found in our Contact Krug report.

Official Website
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