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The history of the family begins in the XVIIth Century with Thomas Jardin (1647-1717) who understands that the champagne, after the discovery of the effervescence by Dom Perignon in Hautvillers (around 1650) will have beautiful years to come and decides to purchase his first plot. 

It’s in Villedommange, today classified as a Premier Cru in the Montagne de Reims region that Simon Jardin ( 1689-1769) becomes the first grower of the family.

Generations after generations the family keeps the tradition of growing and producing champagne. Raoul Jean Marie Jardin receives in 1925 the Chevalier du Mérite Agricole Diploma. Later his own son Marcel Jardin is rewarded  for their work during the Concours Général de Paris in 1933 and then in 1936 at the Exposition Marché aux Vins de la Champagne in Epernay. During the Second World War, he becomes an aerial photographer. His parents and Saint Exupery’s meet at a train station while saying goodbye to their sons going to the front. At the end of the conflict, he receives the Legion d’Honneur for his bravery during the war.

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His daughter Micheline marries Gilbert Constant and have a daughter, Claire Marie Constant. Later, she weds a Champagne grower as well, Thierry Grandin who works as a “dégorgeur” before going back to the vineyard. In 1984, he decides to work at La Neuville aux Larris Coopérative, which was founded in 1956 by his father. Since then, he is the president of this 34 hectares cooperative. 

Finally his son Pierre joins him after finishing his studies and he now produces his own champagne.

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