The wine-growing spirit - The Pascal & Jean-Philippe Granger Estate

The Estate has been in existence for over two centuries

From Napoleon to Pascal Philippe Granger, all the wine-growers have been called Philippe Granger, the latest descendant taking over the vines is called Jean-Philippe Granger – we have come full circle.

Back then, the Estate operated 3–4 hectares, it now owns 23 hectares of vineyards and yet remains very much a family affair, through being handed down from father to son.

1920

Philippe Granger, the first of that name to become a wine-grower / labourer in Juliénas.

Philippe Granger, the first of that name to become a wine-grower / labourer in Juliénas.

1957

His son Philippe marries Germaine. They took over the share-cropping lease with the Loron family, comprising 3.9&bnsp;ha of Juliénas, a vat room, and a house.

His son Philippe marries Germaine. They took over the share-cropping lease with the Loron family, comprising 3.9&bnsp;ha of Juliénas, a vat room, and a house.

1964

On the death of Germaine’s parents, themseves wine-growers in the commune of Chénas, they take over 0.57&bnsp;ha of Chénas.

1973

They take 0.95&bnsp;ha of Moulin-à-Vent vines in share-cropping

1981

Pascal Philippe works on the family Estate and takes on some vines in his own name

Pascal Philippe works on the family Estate and takes on some vines in his own name

1998

Pascal and Marie-Agnès have a new vat room built to replace the old one, which had become too small.

2001

They build the house adjoining the vat room, with the basement for labelling and the tasting cellar, then rent 0.23&bnsp;ha of Juliénas to expand their activity.

2003

The restructuring of the vineyard starts with planting 0.30&bnsp;ha of Juliénas trained in cordons.

2005

They set up the company EARL PASCAL GRANGER. The business expands regularly, buying new vineyards, new tenancies and share-cropping, along with planting new root stocks to replace old vines.

2012

The operation is completely restructured, taking out the ninth row on all the plots so as to be able to pass with the vineyard tractor the EARL has just bought

2014

Jean-Philippe joins the EARL and expands the operation still further with rented and share-cropped vines.

Jean-Philippe joins the EARL and expands the operation still further with rented and share-cropped vines.

2017

The EARL takes on a full-time employee. Construction starts for a storage cellar, adjoining the house, for 40,000&bnsp;bottles, casks, and <i>demi-muid</i> barrels.

The EARL takes on a full-time employee. Construction starts for a storage cellar, adjoining the house, for 40,000&bnsp;bottles, casks, and <i>demi-muid</i> barrels.
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