GrapeMoments: Cabernet Franc – the 2016 “go-to” wine

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:18+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Learning, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Wine Making|

I was excited to receive a media article from one of our customers this week trying to guess the wine trends of 2016. It’s a fun thing to do in the first week of a new year, right? The interesting article shared with me was by BloombergBusiness entitled “Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016”. And

Paradise Rescued – our Vision revisited

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:37+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

There is no perfect time to review and refresh a vision, but when you have passed the expiry date on the current one, that’s a good hint to stop, have a good hard look and think about the future. B1ockOne varietal Bordeaux Cabernet Franc Our first Paradise Rescued Vision has been a key

#WineTips 19 – Fermentation

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:38+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Learning, Vine2Wine, Wine Making, Wine Tips|

Grape juice fermenting in a vat Fermentation is the process that converts grape juice into wine. Through the interaction of yeast with the sugars in the juice, ethanol (alcohol) is produced and carbon dioxide is liberated. A number of critical variables have to be taken into account in producing good wine, including the

#WineTips 18 – Cabernet Sauvignon

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:39+00:00 July 18th, 2013|Wine Tips|

    Cabernet Sauvignon - one of the world's best known red wine grapes Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most famous, popular and extensively planted red wine varietal grapes, sometimes known as the “King of Red Wine Grapes”. Genetically descended from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc vines, Cabernet Sauvignon spread from the

#WineTips16 – Hand Picking

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:40+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Wine Tips|

Hand picking B1ockOne CabFranc grapes in Cardan Bordeaux One of the success keys to producing great wine is to start with the best fruit possible. That makes sense! In a typical vineyard due to microclimatic variations, different flower set times and dissimilar grape and bunch health, not all the fruit is evenly ripe nor healthy