Our estate is located in the Marne Valley, only 75km away from Paris. We are open all year round from Monday to Saturday, by appointment.
We are a medium-sized family business (6.7-hectare vineyard). We employ one part-time and two full-time workers. Our vineyard is planted with 65% Pinot Meunier, 21% Chardonnay, and 14% Pinot Noir.
We descend from a line of ploughmen and winegrowers established in the region since at least the 16th century. As wine growing became more profitable from the 1930s onwards, it gradually supplanted all other activities and we became exclusively winegrowers. Paul and Marie-Louise Leredde, my parents, started selling Champagne in 1960 through a cooperative. In 1979 I started to make my own Champagne. I developed my own range and gradually left the cooperative.
Now, I am a récoltant-manipulant: my Champagne comes entirely from the grapes of my own vineyards and I am a member of the Vignerons Indépendants (an interregional federation of producers from many wine-growing regions).
Starting in 1992, with my wife Elizabeth, we expanded our activities to include group visits, and since 1995 we organize Open Days in May and November, with lunch served at the winery.
In an effort to protect the environment, we have implemented sustainable practices such as tillage and the use of grass covers in order to limit the use of weedkillers. In 2013 we obtained the High Environmental Value certification.