During Middle Ages, « Loupvoie » means the wolf’s path, and also the road borowed when they moved in pack, went out of the forest from Saint-Basle and walked in the Val d’Or.
Once, Louvois was owed by several persons who was simple Lord, then Barony, Viscount, Marquisat and finally, duché-pair (Duc : duke),
My grandparents used to excange bottle of champagne for clothes or food
Louvois became famous from Champagne region, thanks to the famous owner like Gaucher de Châtillon, Claude Pinard one of French government’s member, Sarrebruck and Conflans, and most of all Michel Le Tellier War Minister of Louis XIV (he built the castle of Louvois).
Michel Le Tellier inherit it to Monsieur de Souvré in 1764. In 1776, Louvois has sold to Dames de France because Monsieur de Souvré lived there beyond his means, creating his own Royal Court and organising fancy and expensive party that how Louvois became famous.
As a young man, my grand father, went to the military school in Paris where he will learn how to develop (increase the value of) Champagne Méa. Very quickly, he saw the champagne request increase so he decided not to sell, as much as he used to, the grapes to the merchants.
That’s why he launched his own company by planting, buying plots, and so on… In the 80’s, the family company produced 50 000 bottles.
In 1984 show the end of « Father and son » to become « Father and daughter » . My mother started to work at 20 years-old without knowing much, but with a great passion to develop the compagny into a great adventure.
35 years later, it’s still with sparkling eyes that she talks about our champagnes. Nowadays, she knows every single one of our customers, some of them became true friends, and know we can call them our Ambassador !
When I was a child, i kept saying with a smile one one’s lips and a mischevious look « when I will be a grown woman, I will be « Champagneuse » as a wine making ».
« Learn how to use your feminity to become a strength and show them, to these men, that a woman can run a wine farm, work the vine with passion and make wine whith sharpness”
Today, it’s my turn to contribute to the Méa business, with my familly. When I was a child, i kept saying with a smile one one’s lips and a mischevious look « when I will be a grown woman, I will be « Champagneuse » as a wine making »