Good old times
My roots run deep
« Some old family archives attest that growing vines has been a long family tradition since 1792 in La Neuville-aux- Larris, But my first memories are those shared with my paternal grandparents. Julien and Sylvie were modest-size wine growers and cultivated a small area of vineyards. At that time, harvests were irregular and often poorly paid. The only way to earn a living and survive involved many activities: livestock farming, raising poultry, picking and cutting firewood.
At that time, the kid I was, tried to help them to cultivate land in a respectable farming environment. I collected straw and hay for the rabbits and the horse, I harvested potatoes, I collected the eggs in the yard and of course I started learning how taking care of our vineyards.
Over there, in the vineyards and fields, our respectable living soil was not pretty easy to work. Most of the time it was heavy and sticky… However I keep good memories and I will never forget the hard work and the team spirit that kept us all together.»