Founded in 1827, The Mumm family had already set foot in the world of wines back in 1761, whe the family had launched a business as wine producers and merchants based in Cologne, Germany under the name ""P.A.Mumm"", after its owner Peter Arnold Mumm. The company owned large vineyards in the Rhine valley, where it created its own wines.In the early years of the 19th century, Peter Arnold Mumm's three sons, Gottlieb, Jacobus and Philipp, recognised the sales potential of the outstanding sparkling wines produced in the Champagne region of France. As Germany and France enjoyed good relations at the time, the Mumm brothers made the bold decision to establish a new branch of the family company in the Champagne region, creating a branch office in Reims with the assistance of a local representative, G.Heuser.
From the outset, quality was the key watchword for the partners in this new entity formed in 1827, and it has remained so for all of their successors. This approach would be encapsulated in the motto penned by Georges Hermann Mumm: ""Only the best". In 1876, Georges Hermann Mumm made a decision that would shape the destiny of his champagne house. Paying tribute to his prestigious clients, he had the neck of every bottle of his Cuvée Brut decorated with a red silk ribbon. This decoration was inspired by the red sashes bestowed upon those distinguished individuals receiving the highest of French honours, the Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint Louis and the Grand Cordon de la Légion d'Honneur. Beyond the visual strength of the Cordon Rouge, this decision firmly established G.H.MUMM as an ambassador of the Champagne spirit, in due recognition of its accomplishments. Illustrious royal families across Europe, including those of Austria-Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Prussia, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, were captivated by the G.H.MUMM style.
Named as an official supplier of champagne to British royalty in 1904, G.H.MUMM first gained pride of place at the Derby Day banquet served in Buckingham Palace that year.
Commemorating this honour, the House prepared a special label, with the phrase ""G.H.MUMM et Co., Champagne des Souverains"" and displaying the coats of arms of its most eminent clients.
To this day, G.H.MUMM remains an official supplier of champagne to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as evidenced by the Royal Warrant decorating the neck of its bottles. Today, G.H.Mumm is the champagne of choice for Formula 1 racing and seen on every podium. Celebrate in style, With G.H.Mumm Champagne