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What is STOPGEL?
STOPGEL was created in 1995 to meet our own needs.
We ourselves are a family of fruit growers and winegrowers, and we must protect our crops too.
The problem of spring frost has become more and more recurrent over the last decades and it was no longer possible for us to leave the future of our farm to luck and the vagaries of the weather. We have tried various frost protection techniques and although the absolute solution does not exist, we have created the first frost candle at a large scale: an economical and easy to use solution that is easy to store and never expires. You use STOPGEL when you need it.
Today, twenty-five years later, we are still a family business committed to a cleaner and more responsible anti-frost control with the next generation anti-frost candles: STOPGEL GREEN.
Where are you located?
We are located in La Roche de Glun, Drôme, France – in the Rhone Valley amidst apricot orchards and Syrah vineyards.
When to place my order to have my candles before the frost period?
Since STOPGEL GREEN candles are in high demand and have fairly long lead times, we thank you for planning your orders as soon as possible. It is advisable to plan your orders as early as the fall preceding the following season and we will arrange delivery at your convenience.
How to place my order?
Please use the contact form, send us an email at email@example.com or call us directly at +33 (0) 6 48 10 02 65 to discuss your needs.
Where do you deliver to?
We ship to almost every country in the world.
Where do you ship from?
All STOPGEL GREEN candles and barrels are shipped by us from our warehouse in La Roche de Glun, Drôme, France.
How much is shipping?
Shipping is calculated based on the number of pallets and the place of delivery. Please share with us the delivery address when requesting a quote.
How long does the delivery take? What shipping methods do you use?
All orders are shipped via our logistics partner. For France, please allow 1 to 2 business days to receive your orders after shipment. Please note: It is important to place your order well in advance – ideally in the fall or very early in the year.
Do I have to advance VAT if I live in the European Union? (Outside of France)
For countries in the European Union, please give us your intra-community VAT number to not have to advance VAT.
Will I be charged additional customs fees or import taxes if I live outside the European Union?
It’s possible. Please contact us to find out more.
Can I track my order?
Before shipping your order, we will contact you to plan together the reception of your STOPGEL GREEN anti-frost candles.
Ecological anti-frost candles? Really?
STOPGEL GREEN is the first 100% natural “wax” anti-frost candle. Indeed, it is made up of a 100% natural biofuel: STEARIN, while the petroleum candle is made from fossil fuels: PETROLEUM/PARAFFIN.
The wicks we use are made from 100% recycled cardboard
The wood used in the manufacture of our pallets comes from sustainably managed French forests.
STOPGEL GREEN anti-frost candles can be installed in orchards and vines cultivated organically (AB), High Environmental Value (HVE) plots, and even on labels with strict specifications such as Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC).
Our range is made up entirely of STOPGEL GREEN candles. We have not been producing petroleum candles since 2016 and we do not intend to go back to remain consistent with all the efforts that we and our fellow growers make every day on their farms.
STOPGEL GREEN is therefore the SOLUTION to protect your crops in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
How do you test your candles? Do they really work?
We test our candles on our farm. These are the same candles that protect our orchards and vines from frost in spring and allow us to make our fruit and wine season.
Do you have means of traceability of your production?
Yes, each candle has a lot number for better tracking and continuous quality control.
Where are your products made?
All STOPGEL GREEN candles are made in La Roche de Glun in France with our team, some of whom have been with us for more than ten years.
How to store STOPGEL GREEN?
STOPGEL GREEN is easy to store: indoors or outdoors, sheltered in a shed. Unlike petroleum candles, STOPGEL GREEN of natural origin does not soften nor ooze out of its bucket.
How long does STOPGEL GREEN keep?
STOPGEL GREEN has no expiration date and will not lose effectiveness if stored over several seasons.
Do you sell wholesale?
We sell directly to our customers, and we also have a network of partner distributors in France and Europe that we select with care. This allows customers to optimize transport costs when appropriate and to have more immediate access to our candles. If you would like more information, please #.
How has COVID-19 impacted you?
We take the health of our team very seriously. We have therefore taken all the necessary measures to continue manufacturing STOPGEL in complete safety and in the best conditions.