Champagne is filled with emotions and for winemakers it inspires passion – the passion to create elegant and delicious wines. For the Fourny family, it means much more. They are passionate about growing vines on the marvellous Vertus Premier Cru terroir, a lineage that has been passed down to them for five generations now. The current owners of Veuve Fourny are brothers who inherited grand vineyards like the Clos Faubourg Notre - Dame, which is a rarity in the region of Champagne and has been a monopoly of this historic family since 1930. The Fourny family has been in the winemaking business since 1856, which was taken over by the brothers in 1993.