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#Vine2Wine – Good wine is made in the vineyard!

By | March 12th, 2017|Learning, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

Producing good fruit precedes making good wine I was reading a blog article recently where the author had interviewed a number of seasoned winemakers about what they predicted was coming next in the Australian wine production business. As I read the article, a common theme was emerging. A theme that had me worried

“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

Cardan Bordeaux – it all starts in the vineyard

By | 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

#WineTips36 – Micro-Climate

By | January 15th, 2017|#WineTips, Learning, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

Micro-climate is the local atmospheric or weather conditions that exist in and around a particular block of vines or other geographic area. Micro-climates can vary even within a few tens of meters. In a vineyard, conditions in the middle of even a single vineyard block depend on different vegetation bordering the block, water drainage conditions

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

By | 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

Grape Moments – Paradise Rescued Cloud9 takes Bronze Medal in Melbourne

By | August 6th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture|

We are proud and excited to this week announce that Paradise Rescued has been awarded its first wine medal! Our first ever vintage and wine Cloud9 2010 Bordeaux 100% Cabernet Franc has just been awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition. MIWC 2016 Bronze Medal Winner - Paradise Rescued 2010