Piper-Heidsieck is another of Champagne’s best-known brands. The house traces its history back to the original Heidsieck and Co., which was founded in 1785 and later split into three different entities, the others being Heidsieck Monopole and Charles Heidsieck. In 1834 Christian Heidsieck formed his own company that became Piper-Heidsieck. The Piper association comes from 1937, when Christian's widow married Henri-Guillaume Piper and the estate adopted the name H Piper & Co, changed again to Piper-Heidsieck in 1845. Remy Cointreau, owners of the Charles-Heidsieck Champagne brand, acquired Piper-Heidsieck in 1990. The house style is rich and expressive in primary fruit. The pinacle in Piper-Heidsieck Champagne collection are the Rare Vintage Cuvées, created by its award-winning winemaker Régis Camus, who was named ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ for three consecutive years since 2005 in the International Wine Challenge.