After a brief youth experience in the vineyard of another producer, at the beginning of the 1970s François Secondé bought his first small vineyard in Sillery, a renowned Grand Cru territory in the Montagne de Reims area. In 1976 François, with the help of his wife Anne-Marie, started his first artisanal production. Currently there are 5 hectares of vineyards: 2⁄3 planted in Pinot Noir and 1⁄3 Chardonnay, with average age of the vineyards of about 40 years, all located in Sillery, Verzenay, Mailly and Puilsieux.
Since 2009, the technical management has been in the hands of Jérôme Groslambert who today has the difficult task of passing on to future generations François' philosophy, who recently passed away. The terroir in Sillery and Verzenay is extraordinarily suitable for Pinot Noir, but Chardonnay also benefits from a cooler average climate than the rest of the Montagne de Reims. The resulting Champagnes have a strong character and great depth.