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#GrapeMoments: Bordeaux Sustainability promise delivered

By | August 12th, 2017|Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

Since our very first moment of operation, January 1st 2010, our commitment and Mission has been to Sustain our rural community in Cardan, Bordeaux. We are proud to report the amazing story that our Bordeaux Sustainability promise has been delivered. And will continue to be delivered. The Hourcat Sud Cabernet Franc vineyard in January

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

Trifecta for Success – Mission Vision Passion

By | June 18th, 2017|Cabernet Franc, Its Not About the Dirt, Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

In discussions and presentations that I make, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “David, what’s the key to your Paradise Rescued success?” That’s not an easy question to answer since, in reality, there are many many factors that have played a role. But when pushed to get right down to the

The 5 Why’s of Cabernet Franc

By | 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

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

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

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

The Chronicles of Cabernet Franc #CabFrancDay

By | November 13th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media|

Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux - one of the leading producer regions For this week’s #blog, we have invited Lori Budd, Founder Owner of Dracaena Wines in Paso Robles California and passionate CabFranc producer and promoter to talk on behalf of Cabernet Franc who has an important birthday event coming up - #CabFrancDay. Here’s Lori

#Vine2Wine: Bordeaux Vintage 2016 – our early view

By | November 5th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

It may just be me but it seems that the Bordeaux wine media has been remarkably quiet on the prospective Bordeaux Vintage 2016 vintage. Maybe this is just a calmer reaction following a generally successful and much publicised 2015 vintage, which followed several less good overall vintages. Or perhaps after such a good hot summer, a