Winegrowers from father to son for 5 generations ...
It was Raymond Verrier who created the Champagne Verrier brand in 1929, previously the Verrier family sold, like many small winegrowers, calm white wines (without bubbles) and red Coteaux Champenois wines (champagne appellation).
Raymond Verrier, fine winegrower, obtained a gold medal in 1936 at the exhibition of Champagne wines in Epernay for his 1935 vintage. He was joined in 1958 by Francis Verrier who, in 1984, created the champagne house SARL Francis VERRIER. It is in this legal form that we are still operating today. During this period, he undertook the construction of the new cellars.
In 1992, Emmanuel Verrier took over the management of the vineyard: he plants more Chardonnay, brings modernity to the facilities, but a guarantee of quality and typicity, tradition remains the keystone of the company.
Since this date father and son have worked in close collaboration, one on administration and commerce, the other on the vineyard and the winery to offer you a quality product and all their know-how.
At the start of 2008, the trade name changed to Champagne Verrier et Fils.
In January 2009, Francis Verrier retired, it was Emmanuel Verrier who became the manager, assisted by his wife Laurence.
We make our champagnes by hand and exclusively with grapes from our vineyard. The 35 plots that make up our farm allow us to carry out a wide range of blends, characterizing the typicity of our cuvées.
In Etoges, we find the three noble Champagne grape varieties, planted on the cliffs of the Ile de France on a basement made of chalk “Bélemnites” (fossils) that we can admire by visiting our traditional Champagne cellars.
The vineyard is on medium slopes facing south east; sunshine (1650 h / year) and rainfall (650 mm / year).
To the north, the Brie plateau which has a clayey subsoil, therefore impermeable, promotes water retention.
To the south, the Champagne plain (cereal area) with also a wetland: The marshes of Saint-Gond where we find exceptional flora and fauna.
This geographical situation favors the appearance of morning fogs offering, with the sunshine, splendid views, a delight for photographers.
Etoges, a charming village of 300 inhabitants surrounded by 90 hectares of vineyards on the hillsides.
You will also discover there a 17th century castle (relay of the kings of France) which has now become a charming hotel restaurant, a 12th century church completed in the 15th and 16th centuries.