BRAND HISTORY

1959

THE STORY OF CHANDON

1959

Chandon Argentina was founded in 1959

CHANDON Argentina, born of Robert-Jean de Vogüé’s original vision, broke ground in 1959 in Mendoza in the Andean foothills. From there, a world of unique sparkling wines opened up.

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1959

1973

Chandon California was founded in 1973

Napa, California was the next territory to beckon, after Robert-Jean became convinced of the potential of this region for quality sparkling. The idea was considered revolutionary both in France and in America. The United States had always been a minor market for wines and US demand for California sparkling wines was even smaller. CHANDON California was founded in 1973, betting on the emergence of a sparkling wine market, and began producing under the direction of Dawnine Dyer in terroirs found by John Wright.

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1973

1973

Chandon Brazil was founded in 1973

That same year, 1973, Brazil’s Serra Gaúcha was pinpointed. The region, which although it was subtropical had excellent high vineyard sites and plentiful rainfall, already had 100 years of form in winemaking. The climate and soil had all the qualities needed to produce exceptional quality sparkling. Philippe Coulon, at the time Chief Winemaker at Moët & CHANDON, kicked off CHANDON Brazil’s winemaking operations.

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1973

1986

Chandon Australia was founded in 1986

In the early 1980’s, John Wright, already instrumental in establishing CHANDON in California, and Philippe Coulon identified Australia as the next stop on the brand’s journey, with a potential domestic and Asian market. They found a site, in 1986, for CHANDON Australia in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, and tasked legendary winemaker Tony Jordan with producing there.

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1987

1990

THE CHANDON AUSTRALIA
VISITOR CENTRE OPENS

Situated in the picturesque Yarra Valley, the Chandon Australia cellar door has become a tourist attraction, inviting over 200,000 guests
through its doors every year.

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1990

2013

Chandon China was founded in 2013

CHANDON China arrived on the scene in 2013, in Ningxia, the country’s top premium winemaking region. Nestling at the foot of Helan Mountain, it had been identified back in 1985 by a team of experts led by Philippe Coulon as having top potential. It took us almost 30 years to settle in this new wineland and release our first CHANDON bottles.

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2013

2014

Chandon India was founded in 2014

The most recent member of the family is CHANDON India founded in 2014. Its site is in Nashik, Maharashtra, in the Western Ghats range. Following in the pioneering and entrepreneurial footsteps of our founders, this dynamic operation is pure CHANDON: it is crafting innovative bubbles from unusual grapes in an unexpected land.

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2014

2015

CHANDON AND MCLAREN HONDA,
THE TWO LEADING COMPANIES
BECAME LONG TERM ALLIES

As one of the most successful teams in Formula 1 history, McLaren meets Chandon, the vibrant sparkling wine with a boundless conquering spirit. The partnership perfectly highlights Chandon’s open spirit, “joie de vivre” and spontaneous approach to life.

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2015

2017

A new sensational sparkling wine served on ice from Brazil,
a country of passion.

Passion was created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Chandon Brazil, which symbolizes the winemaker's audacity and spirit of innovation.
This cuvée combines original grape varieties such as Malvasia de Candia, originally grown in Italy, and Moscato Canelli,
better known as muscat à petits grain. This blend gives Chandon Passion a unique personality and a light pink peach color.

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2017

2017

RENOVATION OF THE CHANDON AUSTRALIA
VISITOR CENTRE

The winery houses the cellars, the Greenpoint Brasserie, a wine bar and a boutique, and by blending the modern with the traditional, reflects the House’s values.
To construct the building, architects from the Allen Jack + Cottier architectural practice drew inspiration from the architecture of typical French villages in Champagne, but used contemporary Australian materials.
The huge Riddling Hall hall with its vaulted ceiling also houses the estate’s 72,000 bottles.

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2021

2021

TO EXPRESS THE PIONEERING SPRIT, CHANDON HAS REDESIGHNED ITS PACKAGE TO BE MORE STYLISH

Chandon has a brand new look, being more stylish.
The vertical brand wordmark is presenting Chandon's personality and sophisticated modernity. The bottle design is represented by the brand code with four symbols; firstly, the stamp with our founding year, secondly the star with seven points representing our six domaines with our French founding spirit, thirdly the window demonstrating our commitment to work with people with different perspectives, and lastly the pattern embodies the most important vineyards with the tagline UN MONDE DE POSSIBILITÉS (A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES).

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2021

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