Virginie Taittinger is the daughter of Claude Taittinger and Catherine de Suarez d’Aulan, whose family owned Piper-Heidsick from 1851 to 1988. She was genetically programmed to become a Grande Dame of Champagne! After having worked for more than twenty years with her father, she created her own champagne house in 2008.
“I always aim for each of my cuvee to give an unforgettable festive emotion that will surprise and excite your senses”
Her son, Ferdinand Pougatch joined the adventure in August 2015. After graduating from McGill University in Canada he spent 3 years working in the wine and spirit world in NewYork. He is in charge of the e-commerce and the international development.
Virginie believes time is needed to understand and love the Champagne making steps. It is crucial to integrate the younger generation in the Champagne making process to create the style and the soul of tomorrow’s Champagne. The empathy between mother and son is integral to creating a beautiful champagne for today.
“It is a rare and beautiful privilege for a mother to have the opportunity to share her savoir-faire with her son”
Virginie and Ferdinand seek to produce the best champagne at the fairest price, "We simply cut out most of the middlemen. We are hired and work like craftsmen."