The House of Duval-Leroy
In 1859, the vine-growing family of Duval joined the Champagne merchant family of Leroy, establishing an iconic Champagne house and style. Today, Duval-Leroy is still owned and run by the same family, making it the largest independent house in Champagne and the only house in the prestigious Côte des Blancs for more than 150 years.
Duval-Leroy is synonymous with consistent quality as the first house, in 1911, to create Champagne only from Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages. The portfolio of wines range from an accessible Brut NV to the prestigious Femme de Champagne. All wines have an elegant style that is perfect for pairing and revered by sommeliers and wine connoisseurs around the world.
Duval-Leroy cultivates around 500 acres with 35 percent in Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages. Duval-Leroy uses 40 percent fruit from their own estate, a scale rarely found in the Champagne region and a major asset to the house because it guarantees quality and consistency. Chardonnay is the predominate grape planted, offering finesse, elegance and freshness to all of the wines thanks to the ideal growing conditions in the Côte des Blancs.
In 1991, Carol Duval-Leroy joined a very select group of women running Champagne houses after the sudden loss of her husband that same year. Today, Carol is Chairman & Chief Executive of Champagne Duval-Leroy and President of the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne/CIVC (Wine Association of the Champagne region). She is joined by her three sons in running this iconic house.