Joseph Krug was born in 1800 in Mainz, then a Germanic city of the Napoleonic Empire. He grew up in the heart of the Moselle, confronted from an early age with a viticulture as fragmented as the one he would later experience when he settled in Champagne.
At the age of 24, he established himself as a merchant and traveling salesman, finally settling in Paris in 1834. Joseph then seized an opportunity: he joined Jacquesson, a Champagne House founded in 1798.
He quickly becomes one of its partners.
At the age of 42 with the support of Hippolyte de Vivès, Joseph Krug founded the Maison Krug & Compagnie in 1843. The Krug house in Reims was born.
Maison Krug uses the method of winemaking in wood in small 205 liter barrels made from French oak.