Rémy Martin cognac France
The story of the House of Rémy Martin was written by audacious and spirited men and women—and they will continue to do so.
History of Rémy Martin

1724

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

King Louis XV of France grants Rémy Martin

1738

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

1830

The first Rémy Martin Grande Champagne cognac is created.

Paul Emile Rémy Martin

PAUL-ÉMILE RÉMY MARTIN

Astronomer / Lobbyist / Merchant / Collector of artifacts

(1810-1875)

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

Centaur emblem of the Rémy Martin house

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.

André Renaud

ANDRÉ RENAUD

ENTREPRENEUR / POET / LAWYER

(1883-1965)

partnership with Paul-Emile Rémy Martin

1910

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

1924

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

Creation of Fine Champagne VSOP

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.

1938

Fine Champagne cognac is legally recognized for its superior quality.

1948

André Renaud decides the house will exclusively produce cognac made from Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne crus.

André Renaud

ANDRÉ GIRAUD

NEGOTIATOR / BUSINESS MAN / CRAFTSMAN / Cellar Master

1960–1990

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.

André Hériard Dubreuil

ANDRÉ HÉRIARD DUBREUIL

ENGINEER / ARCHITECT / ENVIRONMENTALIST / VISIONARY

(1917-2002)

1965

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.

classic VSOP bottle of cognac

1972

The now iconic black frosted VSOP bottle is devised.

1981

Due to unprecedented demand, Rémy Martin XO, the epitome of opulence and sophistication, is created.

Georges Clot

GEORGES CLOT

MODERNIST / LAB TECHNICIAN / NATURALIST

1990-2003

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

1997

1738 Accord Royal is created, in tribute to the royal privilege once bestowed upon Rémy Martin by Louis XV of France.

Pierrette Trichet

PIERRETTE TRICHET

SCIENTIST / BOOK LOVER / ARTIST

2003-2014

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.

Baptiste Loiseau

BAPTISTE LOISEAU

EXPLORER / GARDENER / STORYTELLER

2014-TODAY

Born and bred in Cognac and a lover of the terroir but also of travelling to new lands, Baptiste Loiseau is the cellar master for the next generation, ready to take Rémy Martin into a bright future.

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