Reims France

Ruinart and Key People


Type of Producer
Ruinart has about 40 acres of vineyards which is not near enough to supply their needs for production. Most of their grapes are purchased from other growers. The French regulators designate Ruinart as a Negociant Manipulant (a producer who buys grapes from growers).

Overall Producer Style
Ruinart produces champagne that is typically chardonnay dominated, silky, toasty and refined.

Annual Production
Over 2.5 million bottles are produced. Actual production numbers are proprietary.

Ruinart's Key People

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

Chef de Cave
Frédéric Panaïotis (since 2007)
Frédéric Panaïotis is a graduate of the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon and from the Ecole Superieure d'Oenologie de Montpellier. As a child he spent a great deal of time in his grandparents' vineyards. Prior to coming to Ruinart he was winemaker at Veuve Clicquot.

Frédéric Dufour

More On Ruinart

Their Champagne Collection
Our Ruinart 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 Ruinart report.

Official Website
The official website is

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