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March 30, 2021

Regenerative agriculture, our future

As a generational handover approaches, it’s good to take a step back and imagine the kind of agriculture we want to practice in the decades to come. Everything is accelerating and we are convinced that a profound change must take place, to better meet challenges of global warming and to respond to the aspirations of […]

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May 18, 2020

Life of the Winery in the Face of Covid-19 !

I hope this post finds you and your loved ones in good health. Our lives have been significantly altered since the arrival of COVID-19, and now we have to adapt to a new world. As usual, we’d like to share with you life here at the estate and what we are doing to respond to […]

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March 18, 2019

With the Spring coming up, a new face for our Domaine Gassier’s wines !

We are proud to announce the birth of Domaine GASSIER, the result of a common passion that Tina, my wife, and I have for wines focused on freshness, dynamism and mineral balance. Our corner of paradise is a terrace overlooking the Camargue, with a limestone subsoil that offers tension and minerality, and a cooler microclimate […]

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May 04, 2018

Vineyards: The Merits of a Customized Approach

As life today becomes increasingly complex, we are all looking to simplify choices, whether at home, at work or even in our free time. We all want to believe that in response to the onslaught of information and the growing number of decisions to be made, a standardized and systematic approach is a factor of […]

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June 02, 2016

Our cherished noria

One of our family’s favorite spots is a knoll that to the north is sheltered by a small Garrigue forest and to the south is blessed by an unsurpassed view of our vineyards descending toward the marshes of Camargue (and in the evening the lighthouses that dot our part of the Mediterranean).  On the center […]

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November 17, 2011

Explaining the different terroirs of Costières de Nîmes

I had the pleasure of showing James Molesworth of Wine Spectator around our appellation earlier this month, and in showing him the different terroirs in Costieres it got me thinking that it might be a subject that would interest more than a few wine nerds.  So here it goes… Costières de Nîmes is most southern […]

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August 03, 2011

An Afternoon at a Course Camarguaise (Part II)

As you have hopefully gathered from my previous post, the true interest of a Course Camarguaise is the “raset”, the encounter between man and bull. The best “raset” is one that allows the bull to show what he is capable of. If the “raseteur” dares to run a straight line, he risks everything. The sight […]

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July 28, 2011

An Afternoon at a Course Camarguaise (Part I)

This is the story of our wine Lou Coucardié.  For all those people who ask me what it means, why use a name that is so hard to spell, let alone pronounce, I want to share with you our afternoon at a “Course Camarguaise” this past Sunday.  But before I do I need to give […]

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