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Paradise Rescued – an accidental CabFranc legacy

By | 2018-04-22T14:20:38+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

When we purchased our first small Paradise Rescued vineyard block, we had been led to believe right up until the last moment that the grape variety was Merlot. That made a lot of sense seeing as Bordeaux Right Bank is world famous for its high-quality Merlot blends and with our project having its roots as

What is Cabernet Franc?

By | 2018-02-10T20:59:41+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Learning|

There is a lot to clear up in this little blog post! What is Cabernet Franc? Of course, it’s a wine type or grape varietal. But what are its’ characteristics? Where are its’ origins? What does it taste like? Where is it grown? What’s its’ popularity. Cabernet Franc fruit ripening in the Bordeaux vineyards

The 5 Why’s of Cabernet Franc

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:04+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media|

It is becoming easier and easier to understand why Cabernet Franc is starting to gain more recognition in the wine world. But why has it taken so long, why, why? So in this blog article, let’s answer the top 5 Why’s of Cabernet Franc. Then you will see why this varietal is destined for an

#GrapeMoments: Welcome to the Future – Cabernet Franc

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:05+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Learning, Marketing & Media|

Cabernet Franc ready for harvest at Paradise Rescued in Bordeaux. Increasingly popular. Despite being one of the world’s top twenty most planted and drunk wine varieties, Cabernet Franc is relatively unknown compared to the “other” Cabernet, namely Cabernet Sauvignon. What is more ironic is that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the genetic child of

WineTips #20 – Biodynamic

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:39+00:00 July 6th, 2013|Wine Tips|

WineTips #20 - Biodynamic The philosophy of biodynamic farming was developed by Rudolph Steiner in the early 1920s.  Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system. The Biodynamic approach  also embraces the interrelationship between lunar and

A Bordeaux Glass: well more than half full!

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:39+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Sustainability, Vine2Wine|

Cloud9 revisits his origins...in the CabFranc vineyard Hourcat Sud. You have heard us talk several times previously about the need for a vision and the critical role it plays in any organisation and its future. When well communicated, deployed and maintained it is the beacon which draws an organisation forward towards the successful

#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

Bags bulging for Bordeaux!

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:40+00:00 June 16th, 2013|Cabernet Franc|

View from the Hourcat Sud vineyard towards the 12th Century Cardan church It’s an amazing time to get back to Cardan, as we approach the longest day of the year. Long warm days, short nights and masses of time to make things happen! In short, we can’t wait to be back in Bordeaux.