Piper-Heidsieck is one of the bigger champagne houses and it was founded by Florens-Louis Heidsieck the 16 july 1785 in Reims, France. When Florens-Louis died in 1828, his nephew Christian Heidsieck and his cousin Henri-Guillaume Piper took over the company. The champagne house kept the name Heidsieck until 1838 where Christian died, and Henri-Guillaume married his widow. The champagne house then changed its name to Piper-Heidsieck, which it is still named today.