Champagne Pommery was founded as Pommery & Greno in 1858 by Alexandre Louis Pommery and Narcisse Greno. It was Alexandre's widow, Louise Pommery who dedicated the Company to Champagne production, which soon became one of the region's largest Champagne brands. In 1874 Madame Pommery, affectionately nicknamed "la Dame aux Roses" (the Lady of the Roses) created the first vintage "brut" in the history of Champagne. Today this revolutionary dry style is now the standard in Champagne. Pommery is currently owned by Vranken of Épernay who also own Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne.