Montirius is firstly women and men who are passionate about their work. In the office, in the vines, in the winery, we try to maintain a delicate balance whereby each one brings his/her talent, competences and motivation, while maintaining the respect for others and for our philosophy. We hereby thank Nataly, Emmeline, Jean-François, Emmanuel, Olivier, Samuel, Gilles and Thierry for their respective contributions. Concerning Manon, Justine and Marius, our three children, two of whom work with us all year, they are aware of our love and gratitude; their names gave birth to the word ‘Montirius’.
Christine et Eric.
The Saurel Family
Eric has run the family domain since 1987. Viticulturist to start with and winemaker in his soul, he converted the domain to Bio-Dynamic culture in 1996 before constructing his new cellar for the best grapes of 2002.
When Christine married Eric in 1987, she also married the cause of the family domain. She actively participated in the conversion process towards Bio-Dynamic culture, in the construction of the cellar, in the blending of wines and the commercialization of them in France and abroad.
Justine joined the Montirius team on the 17th of July 2007, Justine invests herself totally in the family domain. She has to her credit 13 wine making terms at Montirius and one in New Zeland, 3 years apprenticeship in the vines and she is in one of the winemaker at the family domain. She is Christine and Eric’s oldest daughter.
Manon joined the Montirius team on the 14th of June 2010, Manon is the youngest daughter of Eric and Christine. To her credit, Master Grande Ecole de Commerce at Montpellier Business School in work-study program obtained in 2016, BTS International commerce in work study program in 2013.
Marius is a programmer. He supports the family and the team through his IT consulting company www.libertywebfrance.com
The Montirius Office Team
Nicole joined the Montirius team in 2000. She is taking care daily of the family and the team in all the works where we need her in the office, the cellar, the vines, the house. She takes care for 20 years now of the humain and animals of the estate !
Nathaly joined the Montirius team on the 15th of February 2015 as our accountant; the whole team and the Saurel family are delighted about this new addition. Nathaly is competent both as an accountant and with the social aspect of the job, she will assist Christine, Justine and Eric administratively, and will be available to assist the clients. She has integrated the Montirius family with ease and good humour.
Jean-François joined the Estate on the 17th of January 2020, as Sales Administration Manager, to the great happiness of the whole team and the Saurel family.
Competent in both France and Export sales administration, he assists Christine & Eric, Justine & Manon in supporting Domaine orders and makes it a point of honor to satisfy our customers from order to delivery. He integrated with kindness and empathy into the Montirius family.
The Montirius Team in the Vines
Olivier joined the Domaine on the 1st of September 2005, he is our team leader. After having assisted Eric in the cellar for 5 years, he becomes our right hand in the vineyards. He has a sense of the righteous act.
Gilles joined the Domaine on the 16th of January 2012, he works alongside Olivier to provide the best daily care to the vines.
Samuel joined the Estate on the 6th of October 2014, he works alongside Olivier to provide the best daily care to the vines.
James joined the Domaine on the 22nd of November 2021, he is alongside Olivier to provide the best daily care to the vines.
Guillaume joined the Domaine on the 9th of February 2022, he is alongside Olivier to provide the best daily care to the vines.
The Montirius Team in the Winery
Emmanuel joined our team on the 20th of June 2013. Meticulous, neat and organized, he dresses the bottles and takes care of the preparation of your orders.