The fourth-oldest producer in Champagne and the oldest family owned firm, Champagne Lanson has been a leading producer in the region since 1760, yet is only newly imported in the US. Founded by Francois Delamotte in Reims, the house was eventually helmed by Jean-Baptiste Lanson, changing the house' name to Maison J-B Lanson et Compagnie which eventually became simply Lanson. Since the mid-19 th century, the wines of Lanson have been recognized for quality and in-demand overseas: in 1855 they signed a 100-year import contract with the Percy Fox company in London that made them one of the biggest names in Champagne in the UK. In 1900, they received their Royal warrant as Champagne supplier to the court - much Lanson will be consumed at the Royal wedding - and in 1977 they became the official Champagne of Wimbledon. Queen Elizabeth even has a glass of Lanson on her night stand, every night, and the bottle bears her coat of arms.