For nearly two centuries, the House of G.H. Mumm has been shaped by the strongly held values that still form an integral part of its identity today. The history of the House reads like an adventure driven by the passion and courage of its founders. The von Mumm family, whose lineage boasts barons and knights, can be traced back to the 12th century. In 1761, Peter Arnold Mumm started a wine production and distribution business in Cologne.
Thanks to the good relations between France and Germany at the beginning of the 19th century, P.A. Mumms three sons, Jacobus, Gottlieb and Phillip, were able to establish a champagne house in Rheims, the coronation city of French kings. They recognised the sales potential of this wine, much-prized by Europes royal families. Travelling the world and growing their business as they went, the directors of G.H. Mumm prospered from their contacts with different cultures and nationalities. To this day, the House of G.H. Mumm retains a multicultural approach and an openness to new ideas and perspectives.