In 1976, Paul-François Vranken, a builder at heart, decided to found a champagne house that would bear his name: Vranken. It was a bold wager.
In Champagne, Vranken grows more than 270 hectares of vines planted with the three traditional champagne varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
With a traditional champagne blend from his supply, Cellar Director Dominique Pichart makes champagnes that are cheery and vibrant, for every moment in life.
Calcareous soil, a significant storehouse of heat, and the climate, alternating between gentle Atlantic influences and rugged Continental characteristics, are what make for unique champagne-growing territory.
The vines are tended throughout the year, and, as winter draws to a close, the plants are pruned and only the most promising shoots are left to grow. These branches are guided so that the sun can reach the grapes and help them grow to full ripeness.
The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand, so that the best bunches can be selected and kept intact. The harvesters work on all the vines used for Vranken. These vines are planted primarily in Grands Crus villages and are used to produce more than 4 million bottles of Vranken champagne each year.
Vranken Champagne pictures