The Bollinger Champagne House accepts nothing less than excellence and has been creating prestigious, characterful and elegant wines in its unique style since 1829. Most of the 165 hectares of vineyards are classified Grand Cru or Premier Cru with Pinot Noir dominating. The House lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement as they believe that great wines need the luxury of time to develop their full character. Bollinger's production secrets have been passed on from generation to generation and are preserved even when this choice might prove challenging. It is the first Champagne House to obtain the highly respected Patrimoine Vivant seal of quality which rewards exceptional craftsmanship and skill.