In their personal life, Emmanuelle and Marc are parents to two sons, Maxence and Arthur, who are the future of the Augustin domaine. However, there is an extra dimension to their relationship. Marc is always to be found alongside Emmanuelle, who is passionate about healing therapies such as reflexology and HomSham homeopathy. He supports her and attends her training courses – vineyard activities permitting.
Together, they have become aware that their sensitivity is an asset in understanding the world in which we live. “2012 was a dreadful year; my vines suffered appallingly and I suffered on their behalf. Emmanuelle made the link and noticed this connection. Since then, we have decided to make a fresh start and produce our champagne in line with our own values. This is how we came to embrace contemporary biodynamics and coeurviculture – winemaking with a heart.”