ABOUT CROIZET

OUR CREW

Legacy of Excellence
Founded in the heart of the most prestigious cognac region of the Grande Champagne, Croizet stands as a beacon of luxury and craftsmanship in the world of fine spirits. Since our establishment in 1805, we have been dedicated to the art of creating exceptional cognac, a commitment that has been passed down through generations. Our storied history is a testament to the passion and expertise defining every Croizet bottle.

The Art of Cognac Making
At Croizet, we believe that cognac is not just a drink but a journey of sensory discovery. From the meticulous selection of the finest grapes to the ancient techniques employed in distillation and ageing, every step in our process is designed to achieve unparalleled quality and flavour. Our cellars, where time-honoured traditions meet modern innovation, are the birthplace of our exquisite blends.

Commitment to Quality
Our commitment to quality extends beyond our products. We are dedicated to sustainable practices, ensuring that every aspect of our production honours the land and the community integral to our success. This commitment to excellence and sustainability has garnered us international acclaim and a loyal following of our cognac enthusiasts worldwide.

Experience the Elegance
We invite you to explore the elegance and complexity of Croizet Cognac. Whether you are a long-time connoisseur or new to the world of fine spirits, Croizet offers an experience that transcends the ordinary. Join us in celebrating a legacy of excellence, a journey of taste, and the art of living.

Discover Croizet
Explore our collections and delve into the rich history and vibrant future of Croizet. Each bottle is a testament to our dedication to excellence, from our timeless classics to our innovative new blends. Experience the distinct character and depth of Croizet and understand why our cognac is revered by fans worldwide.

Welcome to Croizet — where every sip tells a story of heritage, craftsmanship, and the enduring pursuit of perfection.

Marina ROY  — General Director

Emmanuel Bougnaud — Viticulture Director
& Master Blender

STEVE LALU — Cellar Master

LAURENCE HOUDAS — General Accountant

DAN POPOV — Marketing Director

KONSTANTIN PAVLENKO — Design Director

ALENA MAROZAVA — Export Manager

MANUEL DOS SANTOS — Site Manager Saint-Même-les-Carrières & Sireuil

ELDRICK QUERE — Site Manager Brives

OLIVIER BAUDOIN — Site Manager St. Thomas

NADÈGE AUDIER — Control Manager

And many other honourable people... We often share our employees' stories on social media. Follow us!

Milestones
of our history

1805: FOUNDATION

1883: Phylloxera

Croizet was founded in 1805 by Léon Croizet, a distinguished sommelier to Napoleon I's High Command, setting the foundation for what would become one of the world's most illustrious cognac houses. This auspicious beginning marked not just the inception of a brand but the birth of a legacy steeped in the rich soil and venerable traditions of the Grande Champagne region, universally acclaimed for yielding the finest cognacs.

In 1883, Benjamin Léon Croizet, a descendant of the founder, played a pivotal role in saving the Cognac industry from the phylloxera crisis. By innovatively replanting American vines resistant to pests and implementing stone wall protections around the vineyards, Croizet's methods were crucial in overcoming this challenge. Benjamin was honoured with France's highest award for his significant contributions, the Légion d'honneur​​​​.

2011: Record

2024: TODAY

On 24th September 2011, Croizet set a Guinness World Record with the sale of a single bottle of Cuvée Leonie from the 1858 harvest. This bottle was auctioned in Shanghai for 1 million yuan (approximately $156,760), becoming the most expensive cognac sold at auction. This sale highlighted Croizet's commitment to excellence and its position as a producer of some of the world's most sought-after and collectable cognacs​​.

Fast-forward to 2024, and Croizet continues to honour its rich heritage while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the modern era. With a legacy spanning over two centuries, Croizet remains dedicated to crafting cognacs of exceptional quality, combining traditional techniques with innovative practices to delight cognac enthusiasts around the globe.