The Domain has existed for more than two centuries. Since the time of Napoleon up until Pascal Granger, the wine makers were all called Philippe Granger.
There was a time when the domain was a small operation covering only three or four hectares but now there are 14 hectares under vines. However, the domain remains firmly a family-owned business, that has been handed down from father to son.
For more than a century the operation has been making some of its wines in the Cellier de la Vieille Eglise. This winery is the old Juliénas church, disused since the 14th century, it being too small. It has belonged for many years to the Loron family which had the good idea of transforming the monument into a wine cellar for winemakers. Today, Domaine Granger is the only one using this winery and one of the few in France to use an old church in the production of its wines.
The business works 14 hectares of vines spread across four towns neighbouring Juliénas (Jullié, Chénas, La Chapelle de Guinchay, Leynes), some parcels being further away from the domain than others (between 2 and 15 km).
In Juliénas the domain has several production sites in the numerous terroirs around the village, which gives each of the wines surprising characteristic notes.
The Domain aims to preserve the nature all around it and, for this reason, it continues to reduce the amount of chemical weed-killing (rarely used in the vineyards) and to replace it with weed growth between rows or the passing through of soil cultivation equipment.
The business is also trying to reduce to a minimum the number of treatments used as part of a balanced struggle against pests.
In this respect the domain is working on a restructuring of the vineyard, opting for training by more mechanical means than those used by our grandparents in their day, while remaining mindful of what they achieved.