With encyclopedic knowledge of the wines and terroirs of the Rhône, as well as of his native Costières de Nîmes, Michel Gassier is a restless and innovative vigneron. Inquisitive personalities like Michel's typically start as outsiders, enfants terribles, iconoclasts. However, such is not the case with Michel, whose family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Costières de Nîmes for four generations. Together with his wife Tina, they are helping to establish a new level of quality for Costières de Nîmes without forsaking the uniqueness of their terroir. Land, culture and family; these are the keys to such a powerful legacy. The Gassier family strives to live in harmony with nature to achieve a personal equilibrium and give meaning to their own lives. They honor their Mediterranean roots that have fostered and nurtured their humanitarian principles. And finally, they rely on and use their family as a support system. "We are but a link in a chain, receiving and then transmitting, following the path of generations past. Solidarity, love, commitment and love nurture the human spirit to tackle even the most ambitious projects."