In 1765, Joseph Plateau was born in Cumières, and became the first generation to acquire vineyards. He threw himself into the wine business and founded “Maison Plateau”. Eight other generations followed this first one: Rémy Plateau, sixth generation, was the creator of the first brand, “Champagne Rémy Plateau”; his daughter, Yvette Plateau married Guy Vadin, who, in 1958, renamed the brand “Champagne Vadin-Plateau” and gained its current status of Grower-Producer by installing a press. Fast forward two and half centuries—and many generations later—and you’ll find Yann Vadin, the 9th generation, guiding the family domaine in new and exciting directions. He’s converted everything to organic farming and experiments with keeping chickens in the vineyards to provide natural fertilizer, as well as sometimes aging in concrete eggs. The fruits of this innovative, biodynamic labor are charismatic cuvées not to be missed.