In the Sixteenth Century, the Beaufort family had already been producing wine in the Champagne area. The family moved to the Champagne region in 1599, the year Pierre Beaufort was born, and the first in a long line of winemakers. As soon as 1900, Marcellin started to market his still red and white wines from Bouzy and won several medals at competitions in Epernay (1904) and Paris (1907). In 1929, with his son Herbert, Marcellin began to make sparkling Champagne. Nowadays his son Henry and great grandsons Hugues and Ludovic produce traditionally about 130, 000 bottles of Champagne and Bouzy rouge, the rare and famous red wine from the same appellation. They cultivate 13 hectares of vineyards planted with Pinot Noir (10 ha) and Chardonnay (3 ha). Since 1895, the vineyard of Bouzy has been classified among the 17 Grands Cru villages in Champagne ( out of 309 listed villages which benefit from the A.O.C. Champagne). Recognized for the quality of their soil and the specificity of their climate, these vineyards have exceptional conditions to produce Pinot Noir driven Champagnes and it is proven by the 100% rating on the Échelle des Crus.