After a military career that began in 1936, Gérard SOUTIRAN returned to viticulture, the profession he had learned in his youth. He takes over the vines from his former tutor and consolidates his exploitation thanks to the vineyard of his wife Solange.
So in the 1950s, he was the first to put the name SOUTIRAN on a bottle of champagne.
In 1969, Alain, the eldest of Gérard's 4 children, created his own structure with his wife Roselyne. They strive to develop their operation and create their range of champagne under the name SOUTIRAN PELLETIER.
In 1989, after studying business, Valérie, Alain's eldest daughter, joined the family business. She takes over management and develops commercial activity. The brand will become “SOUTIRAN champagne” to facilitate its approach to the export markets.
In 1999, Patrick Renaux, Valérie's husband, also joined the company. He initially performed commercial functions and then took over the production and elaboration of the wines over the years.