The family MONMARTHE has been living in Ludes since 1737 and has been owning agricultural lands and vineyards. Yet the main activity of Sebastien MONMARTHE and Leon MONMARTHE is carrier of wines.
In MONMARTHE family everything begins in 1930. Ernest MONMARTHE decides to launch his own champagne : Champagne Ernest MONMARTHE. The production is very low and the agriculture is the main income of the family.
Thanks to Leon MONMARTHE and his wife Anne Marie, Champagne MONMARTHE develops and the house is getting bigger. In 1960, the production reaches 60,000 bottles.
When Guy MONMARTHE arrives in the company, it is the beginning of a period of modernization and commercial development. In 1990, Jean-Guy arrives in the estate to rule it with his father. It also marks the arrival of new tanks and the market opens to export market.
Today the house is run by Jean-Guy MONMARTHE, the 6th generation.
The major part of the domain of Monmarthe family is located in Ludes ( 15 ha ), classified village (Premier Cru) in the heart of the “Montagne de Reims”.
The village of Ludes is located on the “ Route Touristique du Champagne” on the hillside. 2 ha are located in Taissy, 1er cru village (this plot is used for a special vintage).
The vineyards are divided in 22 plots with 35% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier. The whole domain belongs to the Monmarthe family, six generations have been working in the preservation of this terroir.