In March 2008, Jean-Jacques Godet (of the House of Godet) and a crew of ten broke all records by landing a small yacht on the continent of Antarctica, the smallest yacht ever to achieve such a feat. To celebrate the achievement, Antarctica was launched onto the world market, produced 100% from Folle Blanche grapes, with aging over 7 years.
In 1870, Folle Blanche grapes were all but wiped out by Phylloxera, but thanks to careful cultivation some survived, and the Godet family now claim to be the biggest owners of cultivated Folle Blanche grapes in the world.
Godet have developed a unique filtration and distilling process which leaves the cognac pure and clear. This, of course, has brought in a whole new customer base of spirit drinkers.