• My Store: Select Store
  • Change Store
  • 888-686-6673
    844-305-5023
    877-316-6673
Cart

Fabrice Gasnier

winegrowers producers Meet the Winegrowers | Greg Moore

Fabrice Gasnier

Fabrice Gasnier in Chinon

When we last saw Fabrice Gasnier at his beautiful home in Cravant-les-Coteaux, he had just completed a five-year transformation of his 24-hectare estate to biodynamics; the agricultural discipline based on a series of lectures by Rudolph Steiner titled The Spiritual Foundation for the Renewal of Agriculture. Steiner was an Austrian philosopher active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who is best known today as the founder of the Waldorf Schools.

It would be easy to describe biodynamics as something like “Organic Plus,” but more than simple labor-intensive organic farming, biodynamics includes a strong belief in interdependence among the “forces” of Earth, Life, and Cosmos. “In the past,” Fabrice says, “we would have sprayed fungicide in the vineyard whenever we had cold, wet weather.”

Scooping up a handful of clay-calcareous soil he smiles and says, “But I don't think that way anymore. Now when I see mildew in the vines, I see it as a sign that something is out of balance, and I treat it homeopathically.” He shrugged. “I don’t know how it works, but the wines have more perfect fruit-purity than ever before.”

Recent Posts

You are currently shopping in the store!

If you want to shop from one of our other locations shown below, your current shopping cart will be cleared - you may only shop and checkout from a single location at a time.

Don't Change Store

Select Your Location

If you’re already a Moore Brothers customer, please choose your store below. If you’ve never been to Moore Brothers Wine Company, please choose the store below which best suits your interests. Thank you for visiting!

New Jersey

(Just across the river from Philadelphia) for in-store pickup, or shipping within the State of New Jersey.

Delaware

For in-store pickup only.

New York

Our New York store has just opened in Industry City, a vibrant community of innovative companies in Brooklyn. We offer both in-store pickup or delivery.