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Paradise Rescued – the inspiring story that is our brand.

By | 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

Tough-minded Optimism

By | July 1st, 2017|Learning, Learning & Leadership|

The Paradise Rescued story is a case study in tough-minded optimism I was reminded in the week by another great blog from the Pacific Institute about the issue of (overdoing) optimism. I am not sure that I was exactly born an optimist or whether it has become my learned response to a number of

“It’s Not About the Dirt” – Set your Goals in Concrete

By | May 28th, 2017|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture|

This week's blog article is entitled Set your Goals in Concrete which is one of our #LeaderTips from Chapter 2 in my second book "It's Not About the Dirt". Here are some story excerpts from the book together with our first formally blogged #LeaderTips.... At the winery house in Cardan, when you are sitting on the small

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

By | 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

Book author interview: David Stannard “Its Not About the Dirt”

By | April 1st, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Its Not About the Dirt, Learning, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

Now available! "It's Not About the Dirt" by David Stannard David Stannard has just launched his second book “It’s Not About the Dirt”. Following on less than 12 months from the release of his first book “From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” we sent our Paradise Rescued columnist out to interview our Founder

“Its Not About the Dirt”: The Value of Failing….

By | March 4th, 2017|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

In my recently released book "It's Not About the Dirt", I have opened in a strong manner. Not controversially, but reasonably full on. Chapter One is entitled "Success is Built on Failures". No matter how well we plan or implement a project, challenges and failures occur. It's how we respond to those events that will determine our

Want different results? Get a different picture!

By | February 21st, 2017|Learning, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

David Stannard Founder Director Paradise Rescued with the 2016 Silver Stevie International Business Award. I am just about to board the plane from Melbourne to Sydney where I am honoured (and excited) to have been asked to speak at the 2017 TXM LEAN Consulting / Best Practice Network OPEX Summit. Concurrently I will

Proud to be Bordeaux Cabernet Franc

By | February 12th, 2017|#CabernetDay, Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Its Not About the Dirt, Marketing & Media, Sustainability|

There are only a handful of 100% varietal Bordeaux Cabernet Franc producers. And Paradise Rescued is proud to be one of them. And despite our very strategic Vision focussed approach to our wine business, becoming a leading promoter for the amazing wine varietal Cabernet Franc wasn’t in that picture. Where it all began -

“Its Not About the Dirt”: From a Thought to a Clear Picture

By | February 5th, 2017|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

This week I released my new (second) book entitled “It’s Not About the Dirt”. In the book, the Paradise Rescued continues but with a difference. This time the book – one of the few leadership / business / entrepreneurial books to be written in Australia - has a slightly different focus. Yes, the Paradise Rescued

Christmas thanks

By | December 25th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

A selection of the Paradise Rescued achievements in 2016 Unreal – this is already the final weekly blog of 2016! Hard to believe? Yes, me too! That’s now six and a half years of continual story writing in and around our small Bordeaux based micro brand wine business – from a simplistic dream