All in Grange Estate Vineyard


Lauren joined Grange Estate having studied viticulture and oenology at Plumpton College. She's previously worked in Bordeaux and for a sparkling wine producer in West Sussex.

February: Pruning

Pruning is arguably the most important job of the year. You’re predetermining the yield you’ll get from the vines at harvest. It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s a very good way of measuring and managing the type of yields you hope to achieve.


I did the vendanges a few times as a teenager in the Côte d’Or and I think somewhere deep down in my conscience I always really appreciated the historical importance and nobility of growing grapes and making wine. It's a balance of hard graft, science and an almost artistic ‘feel’ for managing the vines . . .


Zam Baring worked in television for 25 years editing, directing and producing a range of sharp and stylish documentaries including Exit Through the Gift Shop and The View from River Cottage . . .