The House of Taittinger did not exist until 1932. For nearly two centuries, it was known as Forest-Fourneaux.
Jacques Fourneaux established a wine-business in Champagne, working closely with the Benedictine Abbeys, owners of the finest vineyards in the region at the time. Pierre Taittinger purchased the Château de la Marquetterie in 1932 and saw the wine house move shortly after World War I.
From 1945 to 1960 the business was run by Pierre's third son François. Under his direction, the Taittinger cellars were established in the Abbey of Saint-Nicaise
The house's best wines include Comtes de Champagne, 100% Chardonnay, and Comtes de Champagne Rosé, 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
Taittinger champagne was sold in July 2005 by the Taittinger family, along with its subsidiary, Société du Louvre, to the U.S. private investment firm - Starwood Capital Group, however, on 31 May 2006, the Northeast Regional Bank of the Crédit Agricole, in collaboration with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger the business changed hands once again for a mere £660 million euros.