From the daughter of Claude Taittinger, CEO of Taittingerfor 46 years, and Catherine de Suarez d’Aulan, whose family owned Piper-Heidsieck from 1851 to 1988, Virginie Taittinger was genetically programmed to become a grande dame of champagne! In 1986, Virginie Taittinger joined the company where, at her father’s side, for more than 20 years, she learned all the skills connected to the production, handling and international marketing of champagne, as well as other sparkling wines in California and Val de Loire.
Since the launch of her ground breaking champagne house Virginie has gone from strength to strength, winning awards and accolades for her exquisite champagnes. “I always aim for each of my cuvee to give an unforgettable festive emotion that will surprise and excite your senses. Each Cuvée has its own personality that suits todays taste. We have no other choice but to bring something new, innovative, and suprising from the assemblage to the packaging or the way we distribute our Champagnes!."
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 now in charge of the e-commerce and the international development of the brand and of course learning the delicate art of champagne making from his expert mother. As Virginie puts it “It is a rare and beautiful privilege for a mother to have the opportunity to share her savoir-faire with her son.”