It was in Montgueux, at the gates of Troyes, that Etienne Doué accompanied by his wife Bénédicte created and developed their viticulture business, as a manipulating harvester. Coming from the agricultural world, Etienne developed a passion for the vineyard and undertook theoretical training before working in several well-established wineries for 15 years. At the same time, he is developing his small business. First plantation in 1972, first harvest in 1976 from which came the first edition of 1831 bottles which will be marketed from 1979 under the Champagne Etienne Doué brand.
He joined Les Vignerons Indépendants in 1987, his philosophy of his profession. Over the years, the company has grown and enhanced an area of 6ha50, both by optimizing the quality of its grapes while respecting the environment and in the development of its various vintages.
All this is possible thanks to the wise advice of renowned oenologists in the field and wine technicians, as well as the invaluable help of his son Jean-Francois, who in addition to his profession, participates in the activity of the company.
Since 2008, Virginie, her daughter, has joined the family structure, manages the commercial and relational part, as well as the work in the vineyard and in the cellar.
It is this whole united and voluntary team that has enabled this family business on a human scale to evolve.