Daniel Gratiot« The visionary »
With an undisputed affinity for entrepreneurship, he is presented by his descendants as the visionary for the Gratiot Family. Passionate about the winemaking world, he constantly invests to develop his father’s work. In almost 40 years, he increases the size of the small family holding from 3 to 36 hectares.
Throughout his life, Daniel Gratiot will continue to invest in new projects to advance his family. Together with his wife Lucienne Latizeau and their two children, Jean-Claude and Gérard, « Monsieur Cadastre », as he was sometimes nicknamed by some of his friends, will have deeply marked his time as the visionary eye of the Gratiot family.
Gérard Gratiot« The collector »
Born in 1947, Gérard proudly follows in his father’s footsteps and takes over the family holding, together with his brother. In 1968, Gérard meets Claudine Pillière who will become his wife and will give her two children: Sandrine (1974) and Rémy (1976). The family engage in trade in Champagne in 1971 by creating their own brand: "Champagne Gratiot Gérard".
After growing grapes, Gérard discovers himself a soul of a collector gathering thousands of postcards, old coins and stamps. A passion which allows him to publish his first collection book of postcards of the canton of Charly-sur-Marne in 1988.