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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

#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

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

#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

Paradise Rescued – the inspiring story that is our brand.

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:02+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Its Not About the Dirt, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability|

“Trois maisons, Monsieur Stannard! trois Maisons!” (Three houses, Mr Stannard, three houses!) exclaimed Monsieur Dados dramatically as he welcomed me into his home. And all before I could barely say “Bonjour” or shake his hand. The Dados family were our westerly neighbours separated by a 50 year old block of vines, living in the old

Bordeaux Vintage 2017 – explaining Heterogeneous

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:03+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine Making|

Paradise Rescued talented organic vigneronne will be tested to the max with 'heterogeneous' Bordeaux Vintage 2017. Bordeaux Vintage 2017 is very challenging. This season Mother Nature is absolutely in control and has delivered some pretty nasty weather shocks along the way so far. Which may explain why the media and blog pages from

#Vine2Wine – Paradise Rescued sidesteps Bordeaux frost disaster

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:05+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

Last week's big Bordeaux frost thankfully sidestepped the Paradise Rescued Bordeaux vineyards. No matter which way you look at it, this week’s Bordeaux frost disaster has been a tragedy. Putting pay to many people’s dreams before they really got started and inflicting deeper financial pain on many. And somehow – don’t ask me for

Cardan Bordeaux – it all starts in the vineyard

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:08+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Wine Making|

“Aaah Monsieur Stannard bonjour” beamed a Councillor as I entered into the Secretary of the Mayor’s office – the seat of power in our small commune of Cardan, Bordeaux. I certainly appreciate being treated as an equal local member of the community. It feels special and not something I guess that every other business locally

Vine2Wine – Bordeaux Paradise mid season Review

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:11+00:00 July 17th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

“How’s it going in Paradise?” is one of the most asked questions that I receive. As always, thank you, we love the question and there is no better way to answer than to write a mid-season Vine2Wine vineyard review. So here goes….. Taste Test - Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Cabernet Franc 2014. Superb! 2015