1650: The Hennequin de Villermont family settles in Champagne.
1829: Jacques Joseph Placide Bollinger (1803-1888) partners with a de Villermont descendant and Paul Renaudin to form the Renaudin Bollinger company.
1837: Jacques marries de Villermont's daughter Charlotte. They have one daughter, Marie, and two sons, Joseph and Georges.
1870: Jacques exports his first shipment to the U.S.
1884: Georges is awarded the Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria
1888: Georges and Joseph Bollinger take over the business on Jacques death, and acquire vineyards in Louvois, Bouzy, and Verzenay.
1901: Georges is awarded the Royal Warrant from King Edward VII.
1911: Because Bollinger used its own grapes, the house is spared during the Ay Riots when many Champagne houses are burned for importing grapes from outside Champagne.
1918: Georges dies and his son Jacques (1893-1941), takes over, following a career in the French Air Force.
1936: Jacques purchases vineyards in Tauxieres as well as the Duminy house and cellars.
1941: When Jacques Bollinger dies during the Nazi occupation of Champagne, Elizabeth ‘Lily’ Law de Lauriston Boubers (1899-1977), takes over.
1944: Bollinger's properties are heavily damaged by Allied bombardments to destroy German munitions, but General Patton's U.S. Third Army stops the retreating German army from dynamiting Bollinger's cellars.
1950: Lily is awarded the Royal Warrant from George VI and the Queen Mother.
1955: Lily is awarded the Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II.
1971: Claude d’Hautefeuille (1913-2000), son-in-law of Lily’s sister, becomes president.
1975: Bollinger introduces its pre-phylloxera ungrafted vineyard with the 1969 vintage, naming it Vieilles Vignes Françaises.
1978: Christian Bizot (1928-2002), son of Lily’s youngest sister becomes president.
1993: Ghislain de Montgolfier (1943-), great-grandson of Jacques Joseph Bollinger, and nephew of Jacques and Lily, becomes Bollinger’s seventh president.
2001: Bollinger opens its first Bollinger Bar, in the Le Meridien in Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London .
2005: Etienne Bizot, great-nephew of Lily Bollinger and the sixth generation of the family to be involved in Champagne Bollinger, was named Managing Director
2005: Bollinger names Terlato Wines International its exclusive U.S. marketer.
2008: Jérôme Philipon, a Champagne native, is the first president to be chosen who is not a family member. He continues to preserve the traditional expertise of the Bollinger House with support from the Bollinger family.