Etienne grew up in Reims where his parents lived and often found himself spending time with his grandparents in Avize. At the age of 15, Etienne studied at the Viticole school in Avize for 5 years and later went on to do internships in California, Canada, and New Zealand. Etienne later worked alongside Bruno Paillard in Reims as Assistant Winemaker.
In 2010 Etienne took over his grandparents’ vineyards which spread approximately 2.8 hectares in three villages: the villages of Avize and Grauves in the Cote de Blancs and Bisseuil in the Marne Valley. Most impressive is their monopole ‘Clos des Maladreries’ in Avize which is very rare in Champagne. Each parcel is vinified separately in order to highlight the differences between the crus, and to allow them to be blended together as Etienne sees fit.