November 16, 2023

Château de Nages and Domaine Gassier : first vineyards in France to be certified Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture  Here at Château de Nages and Domaine Gassier in Costières de Nîmes, we have adopted a new way of farming called regenerative agriculture. It helps fight climate change by placing ecosystem resilience at the heart of viticulture. Organic farming was only the first step  Transitioning to organic farming in 2007 marked an important […]

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October 02, 2023

The Bellecoste Valat

The Bellecoste Valat is a protected wooded area that borders our vineyard plot. What is a Valat? In Occitan, this term refers to a ravine or a stream between two steep slopes. Historically, during dry periods, Valats served as pathways for farmers and their equipment, while during heavy Cevennes rains, they protected fields by quickly […]

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Nesting Boxes & Shelters

In our fight against crop pests, we rely on the help of birds and bats. The diversity of plants provides them with sources of food. Despite the vast wooded area, finding a suitable shelter near our vineyards is not always easy for these animals. Birds and bats contribute to the ecological balance and the health […]

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Nourishing Meadow

To carry out regenerative agriculture, 20% of our lands are left fallow (meaning not cultivated) to allow the soil to rest between two crops. But our flowering meadow is not like any other fallow land. Here, the soil doesn’t rest because a cover crop is maintained with living roots. Over the next 5 to 7 […]

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Bellecoste’s Green Lung

Do you feel this freshness? It’s a sign of the health and balance of this place. You are in the heart of the Bellecoste Valat, a place that offers food, water, and shelter, as well as a stable temperature for many animals and plants for hundreds of years. As the green lung of this peri-urban […]

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September 28, 2023

The rotational grazing

We offer high-quality pastures to farmers and shepherds free of charge. Inspired by rotational grazing, our pastures and meadows are plant mixtures designed to provide better nutrition to animals and improve soil health. Rotational grazing involves moving animals through small parcels of land. Only one parcel is grazed at a time, while the rest “rests.” […]

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Bellecoste vineyard

An Exceptional Terroir : Our terroir consists of Rhône riverbed rolled pebbles on a base of red clay with excellent drainage capacity. Thanks to this subsoil composition, our vines have deep roots and, therefore, good resistance to drought. A Cool Microclimate : The north-south orientation of the slope ensures air circulation, limiting the risks of […]

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Removal of an illegal dump

Left fallow for twenty years, this plot that we acquired in 2018 used to be an illegal dumpsite. We dedicated 6 months to collect and take 200 tons of construction and public works debris (BTP) to the landfill. This plot is not an isolated case. BTP construction sites are responsible for 47% of these illegal […]

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An aromatic alley as an insectarium.

Our aromatic alley functions as an “insectarium.” Bushes like rosemary, thyme, and lavender, as well as fruit trees such as pomegranate, fig, and cherry, serve as host plants for insects beneficial to our vines.   Insects that provide services to plants are referred to as “beneficials.” There are four types of beneficials: – Pollinators aid […]

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