From farm to winery: a family estate’s successful conversion
The Grange of Prince Edward is a family estate founded by Caroline Granger, who recognized the potential of the soil of her native Prince Edward County farm. After more than 13 years of development, the estate now grows more than 60 acres of vineyards (24 hectares) and seven varieties of grapes on well-defined plots. The soil, Hillier Clay-Gravel with a calcium-limestone base, was once challenging for vegetable growing but is ideal for viticulture. The pebbles help retain the sun's heat and then distribute it as the evenings cool down, allowing the grapes to reach full maturity. Above all, the pebbles bring a minerality that is the mark of Prince Edward County wines.
Canadian winters are harsh and stretch over several months. The vines struggle to ripen, but it is in such a climate that the vineyard can produce optimum fruit and the grapes grown here are no exception to this rule. In the Grange vineyards everything has been put in place to maximize quality and produce wines of international standard. Always respectful of nature and the environment, Caroline Granger produces three distinct lines of wines that have something to offer for all wine lovers.
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