Cabernet Franc

The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux

By | 2018-09-23T15:19:50+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Merlot, Organic Viticulture|

Europe is having a (really) hot summer. Tragic fires have torched parts of Greece. Many parts of southern Europe are starting to resemble Australia in prolonged heat and temperature. The global warm-up continues. And in the vineyards? The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux! Young Paradise Rescued Bordeaux Cabernet Franc grapes pictured in late

Trifecta for Success – Mission Vision Passion

By | 2018-08-12T20:46:07+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Cabernet Franc, Its Not About the Dirt, Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

In discussions and presentations that I make, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “David, what’s the key to your Paradise Rescued success?” That’s not an easy question to answer since, in reality, there are many many factors that have played a role. But when pushed to get right down to the

Cabernet Franc – a true Bordeaux wine varietal.

By | 2018-06-17T14:51:41+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments|

Cabernet Franc is a successful true Bordeaux wine varietal. Bordeaux red wine is strongly dominated by blends of three wonderful grape varieties – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Since much of the ‘old wine’ world chooses not to list on its labels the varietals contained inside the bottle, it can be hard

Paradise Rescued – an accidental CabFranc legacy

By | 2018-04-22T14:20:38+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

When we purchased our first small Paradise Rescued vineyard block, we had been led to believe right up until the last moment that the grape variety was Merlot. That made a lot of sense seeing as Bordeaux Right Bank is world famous for its high-quality Merlot blends and with our project having its roots as

#Vine2Wine- Wet Wet Wet! The Bordeaux Wine Spring 2017 report

By | 2018-04-09T22:20:15+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

Wet spring weather in the Bordeaux vineyards 2018 I am just back from a rapid ten days in our vineyard / winery in beautiful Cardan, Bordeaux. I like one liners to describe a current status or situation. In the vineyards of Bordeaux, there is one word (expressed three times for emphasis) that best

What is Cabernet Franc?

By | 2018-02-10T20:59:41+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Learning|

There is a lot to clear up in this little blog post! What is Cabernet Franc? Of course, it’s a wine type or grape varietal. But what are its’ characteristics? Where are its’ origins? What does it taste like? Where is it grown? What’s its’ popularity. Cabernet Franc fruit ripening in the Bordeaux vineyards

Paradise Rescued to open Bordeaux Winery doors

By | 2018-01-20T11:49:31+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture|

Paradise Rescued will open its cellar doors to the public in March Innovative niche certified organic Bordeaux winery Paradise Rescued will open its doors in March this year. In partnership with winalist.co, this award winning winery will, for the first time ever, be open for visits and direct sales at its winery door

Bordeaux Wine boss positive on Vintage 2017

By | 2017-12-16T19:35:59+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability|

Paradise Rescued owner David Stannard in the Cardan organic vineyard during harvest time. The European grape growing season that was 2017 has now carved itself into history. And generally it wasn’t a great write-up! The weather was challenging (late frosts, hail and mini heat waves) and overall wine volumes were down. Bordeaux was

Five Fast Facts for #CabFrancDay

By | 2017-12-03T21:26:30+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Cab Franc Day, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

The sun shines on ripe Bordeaux Cabernet Franc fruit Monday 4th December is global Cabernet Franc day - aka #CabFrancDay on the social media circuit. This is the day that Cabernet Franc lovers celebrate one of the world's greatest wine grape varieties. In the words of legendary Master of Wine and famous wine

Paradise Rescued Taiwan #CabFrancDay showcase

By | 2017-11-26T21:20:54+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cab Franc Day, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

We are proud to announce that as part of global CabFranc Day 2017, Paradise Rescued has been invited to participate at the Taiwan CabFrancDay International Cabernet Franc Exhibition tasting. B1ockOne 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur full varietal Cabernet Franc will be represented amongst a selection of 15 international wines for a private sommelier and press review tasting.