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..