Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is a French Champagne house based in Reims, specializing in premium products. It was founded in 1772 by Adolcia and is one of the largest champagne houses in the world.
The Dumont family has been growing vines in Champagne since 1808, but their history of wine production dates from the 1970s, when brothers Raphaël and Robert Dumont founded the estate (hence the “R” in R. Dumont). Today it is in the hands of Bernard Dumont, who is in charge of the cellar, and his cousin Pierre, who looks after the vines. Dumont’s 23 hectares of vines are all in the village of Champignol-lèz-Mondeville, on the southwestern side of the Bar-sur-Aubois.