No 2012 Vintage Wine for Krug

Reduced harvest, low volume, no vintage for 2012

If you were looking forward to the release of the House of Krug’s 2012 Vintage wine, you are going to be disappointed. Unlike Dom Perignon and Philipponnat, Krug will not be releasing a vintage from the 2012 growing season.

Founder Joseph Krug left a job at another wine producer because he felt that the “owner’s insistence on releasing a single-vintage wine each year was not maximizing the wines’ potential.” This year, the House of Krug will follow his legacy, refusing to deplete the smaller crop yield solely for the vintage. Instead, the 2012 wines will be reserved for the company’s priority, the Krug Grande Cuvée.


Although 2012 was not the most successful year for the grape economy (it was reported as one of the most difficult in the history of Champagne), the House of Krug is not down for the count. Known to produce “great vintage Champagne in the right years,” the wine producer has a solid following, including Madonna, a fan of the rosé. And, luckily for Krug, Time reported that rose is making a comeback.