The Lamiable family has been rooted to the eastern Champagne village of Tours-sur-Marne since 1600. While Hyppolite Lamiable built the family home in 1859, it took nearly a century before the family would start growing vines. Hippolyte’s descendants, twin brothers Pierre and Auguste Lamiable, officially established the estate in 1955 and bought their first press in 1960. Over twenty years, they replanted the vineyards and painstakingly dug through chalky bedrock beneath the winery to create a traditional underground cellar. In so doing, they planted the seeds, both literally and figuratively, for the exquisite Champagne we enjoy today. Their successor, Jean-Pierre, took his place at the head of the domaine in 1972. Since 2004, he has worked alongside his daughters, Ophélie and Orianne. Blessed with one of the best lieux-dits in this appellation, Les Meslaines, the Lamiables work together to produce the finest grand cru champagne in Tours-sur-Marne. Orianne oversees sales and marketing. Ophélie manages the vineyards and cellars and also serves as co-manager for Les Meslaines’s consortium of growers—a position of leadership among her fellow vignerons.