Grape Moments

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

Bordeaux Vineyard Summer Solstice

By | 2018-07-22T09:59:13+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Grape Moments, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

I can't think of a better time of year than the summer solstice in a Bordeaux vineyard. And right now, I am completely jealous of some friends now who are holidaying at the Paradise Rescued property and winery in Cardan Bordeaux. And who keep sending me lots of lovely photos taken from the kitchen terrace

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

Summer Shock! Put your Red Wine in the Fridge!

By | 2017-11-11T21:16:56+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Grape Moments, Learning & Leadership|

No, heresy! Summer shock report from Paradise Rescued. Put your red wine in the fridge! Yes, that’s right – you read the headline correctly! Blue summer skies, eating outdoors, glass of red? Don't let the red wine get too warm. Chill it first! Following a fairly late and lacklustre spring here in Melbourne,

Paradise Rescued now certified organic

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:02+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability, Wine Making|

The architect and passionate engineer of the Organic project - Paradise Rescued vigneronne Pascale Bervas The news this week is big. And official! From this 2017 vintage onwards, Paradise Rescued has been certified organic. Our certificate is officially here and as soon as we have a suitable frame and the power drill organised,

#GrapeMoments: Bordeaux Sustainability promise delivered

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:02+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

Since our very first moment of operation, January 1st 2010, our commitment and Mission has been to Sustain our rural community in Cardan, Bordeaux. We are proud to report the amazing story that our Bordeaux Sustainability promise has been delivered. And will continue to be delivered. The Hourcat Sud Cabernet Franc vineyard in January

#GrapeMoments: Welcome to the Future – Cabernet Franc

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:05+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Learning, Marketing & Media|

Cabernet Franc ready for harvest at Paradise Rescued in Bordeaux. Increasingly popular. Despite being one of the world’s top twenty most planted and drunk wine varieties, Cabernet Franc is relatively unknown compared to the “other” Cabernet, namely Cabernet Sauvignon. What is more ironic is that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the genetic child of

Vine2Wine: Bordeaux vintage 2016 – Time to “lift the lid”

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:06+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

In a famous and celebrated top wine region such as Bordeaux, almost every change in the weather, property sale or first insect arrival of the year is reported with zeal. Many leading wine sales companies and media have their “on the ground” newshound sharing news, rumours and perceptions about almost everything. But then there was

Chill Australia! No hot red wine thank you!

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:08+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Wine Tips|

#B1ockOne Bordeaux Cabernet Franc. Paradise in a glass. There are only seven more sleeps until Christmas Day and I am just taking a quick look at my smartphone weather outlook across Australia. Most places look like having a nice day with temperatures in the high twenties – Celsius that is. In the Northern

Cabernet Franc – a wine for all (the good) times

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:08+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments|

Today is Sunday 4th December. Today is #CabFrancDay! Today is the day that we celebrate and recognise the amazing grape variety that is Cabernet Franc – a wine for (the good) times. And, right now, the most exciting wine grape varietal on the planet. And on a significant comeback trail….. Ripe Cabernet Franc ready