We regret to inform you that François Secondé, founder of Champagne François Secondé, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 27, 2018 due to an accidental fall.
Mr. Secondé will be remembered as a passionate wine producer and he will be greatly missed. Please rest assured that his life-long work will not disappear with his death and that the adventure of Champagne François Secondé will continue.
In memory of our founder, we at Champagne François Secondé will continue our never-ending quest to improve and perfect Champagne François Secondé.
With Jérôme Groslambert, the winemaker of Champagne François Secondé since 2009 and co-manager of the company, as well as with the rest of our dedicated team, we will continue to pursue our passion for the bubbles of Champagne around the world.
Aged 14, François Secondé left school and started to work as an apprentice before becoming a vineyard worker. He started by leasing a vineyard and bought his first one in 1972. In 1976, he increased his lease to 3 hectares and, with the help of his wife Anne-Marie, started producing his own Champagne. Today, Champagne François Secondé vineyard of 2/3 Pinots noirs and 1/3 chardonnay is 5ha50 and located in Sillery, Mailly-Champagne, Puilsieux et Verzenay. The vine is 37 years of age on average and is farmed in a sustainable way with respect to Nature and Men.