The Champagne wine region, which is situated about 100km from Paris, is an historical wine region in the North East of France and is best known for its production of the eponymous sparkling wine. The area where grapes are allowed to be planted is strictly defined to ensure that the integrity of the region is maintained. Easily the worlds most famous sparkling wine, Champagne Paul Laurent ensures that every bottle reflects the rich history of the region. Champagne Paul Laurent was started by Gilbert Gruet and his wife Danielle in 1952 in the town of Bethon under the name Le Champagne Gruet. In 1993, the Gruets changed the name of the business to Champagne Paul Laurent in memory of two family members. When Gilbert passed away in 1999, the business was taken over by his daughter Jacqueline and her husband Bruno Heinrich. Jacqueline and Bruno continue to run the business today.