The tale of "The Knight" Champagne, is rooted in a dream of a young man, Paul Eroger Vuillin, Jean Paul’s grandfather, whose one desire was to make his own champagne. Already from a winemaking family in the Arbois, Paul Eroger had big dreams and a passion to make a difference.
At the onset of the first world war, Paul Eroger was called to fight for his country but before he set out, he made a lasting promise to his wife that to celebrate his return he would fulfil his ambition.
Sadly, some weeks before the armistice, Paul Eroger was killed in action, leaving Jean Paul’s grandmother and father, who was then just an infant. Paul Eroger's dream became a fable in Jean Paul's family and at family gatherings; while champagne corks popped, the family often recalled Paul Eroger's dream.
The poignancy of the dream, in the 100-year commemorations of the great war, inspired Jean-Paul to embark on a journey to create a champagne that would honour his grandfather, as well as all those who believe in dreams and never give up.