Our Story

Thirty acres of idyllic Hampshire downland, fifty-two thousand vines and four siblings with a desire to make something great, together.

Zam Baring

Managing Partner

Zam is the youngest of the Grange Wine siblings and, having spent most of his childhood splashing about in the sparkling, clear tributaries of the upper Itchen, he is very much enjoying discovering a similar crystalline clarity in the wine produced from this beautiful Hampshire downland.

Phil Norman

Vineyard Manager

Having a French mother and family ties to Burgundy, Phil has fine wine and food in his blood. A decision to move to Nuits-Saint-Georges in 2004 began his career in the wine industry spanning vineyards, cellars and wineries across the world… even a spell on a trading floor. Taking Burge’s Field under his wing in 2014, Phil meticulously guides this perfectly placed parcel of vines to fruition every vintage.

Samuel Philippot

Assistant Vineyard Manager

Originating from the rather warmer climate of Montpellier in the south of France, Samuel grew up surrounded by vines and sun. Having completed his studies in Viticulture & Oenology, Samuel has subsequently discovered organic cultivation and managed a Domain in Bordeaux. His sense of adventure and eye for detail led him to join Phil in their quest to grow the finest grapes in Hampshire.

Claire Hunt

Marketing and Sales

We were delighted to welcome Claire to The Grange, Hampshire in early 2020 to help spread the word. Whilst a background in sports sponsorship isn’t the most obvious route to fine wine, she has a passion for our award winning nectar and an unerring instinct for an undiscovered market.

Zam, Rose, Lucy, Mark

Four siblings

After careers in television, publishing, design and finance respectively, the time came seven years ago when we decided we wanted to make  something great, together, on the farm. Something that would be more than a simple agricultural product, something that would stand the test of time, something that we could all enjoy.

English sparkling wine fitted the bill perfectly.

The Old Man

Father, former banker and wine-lover John Ashburton has departed for the Elysian Fields. Before his death he was an enthusiastic partner, especially once he tasted his first bottle – the CLASSIC being his particular favourite – and we imagine him drinking its heavenly equivalent at every opportunity…

We miss him.

Tom Bunning

takes beautiful photographs

Tom and his partner Jen and Tarka the greyhound have spent a lot of time over the last couple of years assembling a library of pictures that capture perfectly the mood of different seasons in the vineyard. Tom has also made wonderful images of our final product. Almost every beautiful photograph on this site was taken by him… and none of the less beautiful ones!

You can see more of his work here.

Coates & Seely

The winemakers of our very first wines

The extremely garlanded team at Coates & Seely made the wines from our first harvest in 2014.

Hattingley Valley Winery

The talented team who make our wine

Since the 2015 harvest we have been sending our grapes to the award-winning Hattingley Valley Winery, a few miles north of Burge’s Field, where they get turned into sparkling loveliness.

Thursday Studio

Brand creators
The talented team of designers, brand strategists and digital experts at Thursday have been with us from the start. As well as helping us to hone a brand that expresses the passion and excitement we have for our wine, they also designed and built this website – which we hope is as clear and captivating as the wines you can buy on it.