The champagne house based in Châlons-sur-Champagne was founded by Alexandre Perrier at the end of the 18th century under the name "Perrier et Fils". His son Joseph then renamed it "Joseph Perrier" in 1825. The company is now run by Jean Claude Fourmon, a direct descendant of the founder. From 1995 there was a short-term participation of Laurent-Perrier, In 1998 Fourmon sold 51% of its cousin Alain Thiénot, the company is still run by him. The Cuvée de Prestige is "Joséphine" with a major stake in Chardonnay. Another brand is "Cuvée Royale", which is made from Pinot Noir. Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay is blended. The rose version of the champagne was already delivered to Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and her son King Edward VII (1849-1910). A version Blanc de blancs was created in 1986 in honor of the 100th birthday of the Statue of Liberty in New York. The company's own vineyards cover 20 hectares in the Cumières, Damery, Hautvillers and Verneuil areas, the rest is purchased by contract winemakers.