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 in the village of Cardan, just five minutes drive away from the historic riverside bastide town of Cadillac.
Paradise Rescued was founded at the start of 2010 with the mission to protect the heritage of the beautiful village of Cardan, France, sustain its rural community and to hand produce high quality organic wines. Starting with the purchase, restoration and organic conversion of the single single block of Cabernet Franc overlooked by the 12th century village church, a second block next to the property was added in 2012. Starting with the recovery of a (now) 60 year old section of Merlot vines, followed by the replanting of the (previously) abandoned sections, this block is also rapidly developing into a ultra high quality Bordeaux vineyard.
Since Day One, the Paradise Rescued vineyards / winery have been undergoing a progressive transformation to full organic production and operation with EcoCert certification being obtained in mid 2017. Paradise Rescued is also the holder of two International Stevie Silver Awards for Best New Business and Best Small Marketing Campaign.
Commented boss Founder Director David Stannard “This is an exciting moment for Paradise Rescued. Due to our limited resources and wine availability, we were initially focussed on international markets. We have now overcome our local logistic challenges posed by our tiny size and we are excitedly looking forward to opening our winery doors, sharing our story and offering our wines to all our new visitors and friends.”
David continues “The game changer here for us has been winalist.co ’s website and offering. We are now able to both market our availability and take bookings all in one easy to reach location. For us the challenge has been how to cost effectively promote ourselves to the market, including wine tourists as well as wine lovers, whilst respecting that we have a small team and can’t be available all day every day. Winalist.co offers us that unique balance. The initial feedback has been overwhelming.”
“Our vigneronne Pascale will be your host at Paradise Rescued, sharing a taste of both our flagship award winning Cabernet Franc wine as well as our first new MerlotCabFranc wine. She will also explain what it takes to create an successful organic certified winery operation – both in the cellar and in our vineyards. You will be able to taste the difference.”
Despite Bordeaux being the world’s largest and most concentrated vineyard and producing region of Cabernet Franc, full varietal CabFranc is almost impossible to find in Bordeaux with most of this beautiful wine being used for making classic Bordeaux blends and hiding in the shadows of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Paradise Rescued has turned this thinking on its head with its award winning B1ockOne 100% varietal CabFranc wine.
Book your reservations now for a unique organic winery tasting and tour. Paradise Rescued will be open from March 1st.
Read more about the Paradise Rescued story in David Stannard’s book “From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” – now available…