Great grandfather Arthur Agrapart was the first in the family, in 1894, to go into the business of growing, blending and bottling wine in Champagne. He handed the business down to his son Auguste Agrapart who was then forced by the difficult economic times of the depression and WWII, to go to work for a négociant in order to help make ends meet. It was Pierre Agrapart, his son, who decided to seriously get back into the business of growing Champagne wine grapes in the mid 1950's. He rapidly made a name for himself because of his complete dedication to making wines of quality rather than following the trend in the 1960's towards more commercial wines with less character. To this day, it is he that insists that all of the wines sold under the name Agrapart are aged in the bottle on their lees for an extended period of time. The fourth generation of Agraparts producing champagne from their own vineyards, Pascal and Fabrice control every aspect of their 10 hectare estate, where the harvest is carried out entirely by hand. The vineyards are predominantly located in the Grand Cru area around Avize in the Côte de Blancs where they live. The annual production of the domaine is between 6,000 and 7,000 cases, of which the entirety is sold by them under their own label.

website:www.champagne-agrapart.com