The champagne house based in Epernay was founded in 1976 by the Belgian marketing specialist Paul-François Vranken. Under the brand "Vranken" are mainly based on Chardonnay champagne
produced. The company is increasingly becoming an empire. Ownership includes the champagne brands Barancourt (since 1994), Bricout-Delbeck (since 2003), Demoiselle, Heidsieck monopolies
(since 1998), Charles Lafitte, Lallement and Pommery
(since 2002). There are also branches of the company in Portugal and Spain.