The champagne house "Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin" was founded in 1772. The house has its name attached to the Businesswoman of the Year award. The house takes its name from Nicole-Barbe Clicquot-Ponsardin, a good businesswoman who led the company for years after her husband's death. The widow left her champagne house and many of the vineyards to her partner Mathieu Édouard Werlé. Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin is based in Reims. The company is therefore focused on the use of pinot noir.
The Champagne house Veuve Clicquot is owned by the listed holding company LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). This holding company also owns Moët & Chandon, Mercier, Krug and Ruinart in champagne. Because of this large property of famous champagne houses.