OUR HISTORY

A PROUD HERITAGE

The House of Rémy Martin’s story was written by audacious and spirited men and women — and it will continue to be so.

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1724

Rémy Martin, a young winegrower in Cognac, begins selling cognac under his own name.

MAISON, TERROIR, FAMILY
1738

King Louis XV of France grants Rémy Martin the rare right to plant new vines in recognition of the excellence of his cognacs.

TERROIR, MAISON

1810
PAUL-ÉMILE RÉMY MARTIN

Paul-Emile Rémy Martin took the house and its cognacs beyond Europe into the United States, Asia, and the Pacific.

FAMILY
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1830
The first Rémy Martin Grande Champagne cognac is created.
PRODUCTS, TERROIR
1870

To accompany the house’s development abroad, he chooses the Centaur as the emblem of the house, creating a logo for the first time. An avid astronomer, it was also his star sign, Sagittarius.

MAISON
1910

Goes into partnership with Paul-Émile Rémy Martin II and starts to develop the house’s full potential.

TERROIR, MAISON

1924
ANDRÉ RENAUD

In 1924 André Renaud becomes the first Cellar Master of the house, and later its chairman.

FAMILY
1927

Launches Rémy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac VSOP by blending Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne crus. It’s an immediate success based on its differentiating point: superior quality.

PRODUCTS, TERROIR
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1938
Fine Champagne cognac is legally recognized for its superior quality.
TERROIR

1960
ANDRÉ GIRAUD

Trained by André Renaud himself, André Giraud accelerates the use of modern technology in the cellars, creates the development center and the first cooperage at Merpins – all three very much at the heart of Rémy Martin today.

FAMILY

1965
ANDRÉ HÉRIARD DUBREUIL

As son-in-law to André Renaud, André Hériard Dubreuil takes the reins as president and launches a visionary partnership with winegrowers, today known as the Alliance Fine Champagne, to guarantee the highest quality.

FAMILY
1972

The now iconic black frosted VSOP bottle is devised.

PRODUCTS

1990
GEORGES CLOT

Georges Clot introduces modern digital techniques for managing the cellar stocks.

FAMILY

2003
PIERRETTE TRICHET

The first woman to be appointed Cellar Master to a major cognac house. She creates Centaure and Centaure de Diamant, and imparts the secrets of the Rémy Martin legacy on Baptiste Loiseau, just as Georges Clot has passed them on to her.

FAMILY
2019

Rémy Martin Tercet was launched for US and chinese market. Rémy Martin Tercet is a unique Cognac Fine Champagne blended from aromatic eaux-de-vie with notes of fresh exotic fruits. Reflecting the style of the Maison, Tercet lights up a new path for cognac.

PRODUCTS
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