Merlot

5 degrees of separation make Bordeaux Wine success

By | 2018-10-20T13:45:19+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Vine2Wine|

Paradise Rescued Merlot grapes ready to be cut. I have heard all extremes here in the Bordeaux vineyards over the last three weeks ranging from very sad tales of back to back harvest failures to extremely small harvests and even exuberant social media postings of mega success. Making a Bordeaux Wine success in

The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux

By | 2018-09-23T15:19:50+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Merlot, Organic Viticulture|

Europe is having a (really) hot summer. Tragic fires have torched parts of Greece. Many parts of southern Europe are starting to resemble Australia in prolonged heat and temperature. The global warm-up continues. And in the vineyards? The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux! Young Paradise Rescued Bordeaux Cabernet Franc grapes pictured in late

Bordeaux Vineyard Summer Solstice

By | 2018-07-22T09:59:13+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Grape Moments, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

I can't think of a better time of year than the summer solstice in a Bordeaux vineyard. And right now, I am completely jealous of some friends now who are holidaying at the Paradise Rescued property and winery in Cardan Bordeaux. And who keep sending me lots of lovely photos taken from the kitchen terrace

Vision: What YOU see, is what YOU get!

By | 2018-05-13T13:11:27+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion|

What you see is what you get! That’s right. It sounds like a corny line from a family quiz show doesn’t it? But it actually hides a very important life lesson for us all. Either as individuals or as part of an organisation. Paradise Rescued owner David Stannard in the Cardan organic vineyard during

Many thanks – Merry Christmas

By | 2017-12-25T08:24:20+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

I have just had the pleasure of writing our final end of year letter to our Club Paradise Rescued members around the world. We are truly very fortunate to have such a kind group of people who want to support our mission and love our wine plus what we do. Bordeaux winter vineyard panorama

Bordeaux Wine boss positive on Vintage 2017

By | 2017-12-16T19:35:59+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability|

Paradise Rescued owner David Stannard in the Cardan organic vineyard during harvest time. The European grape growing season that was 2017 has now carved itself into history. And generally it wasn’t a great write-up! The weather was challenging (late frosts, hail and mini heat waves) and overall wine volumes were down. Bordeaux was

The Moment of Destiny

By | 2017-11-19T12:54:43+00:00 November 19th, 2017|From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Sustainability|

The defining moment of destiny in the history of Paradise Rescued was about to arrive. From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc by Paradise Rescued Founder David Stannard - paperback cover I guess everybody’s life has one of these moments. A critical decision point arrives and we either take it in a way that

Summer Shock! Put your Red Wine in the Fridge!

By | 2017-11-11T21:16:56+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Grape Moments, Learning & Leadership|

No, heresy! Summer shock report from Paradise Rescued. Put your red wine in the fridge! Yes, that’s right – you read the headline correctly! Blue summer skies, eating outdoors, glass of red? Don't let the red wine get too warm. Chill it first! Following a fairly late and lacklustre spring here in Melbourne,

Vine2Wine – Cabernet Franc Harvest Day 2017

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:01+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine Making|

Most Saturday mornings in our village are quiet. They start quiet, they continue quiet and they finish in pretty much the same way. But jet lag wasn’t going to let me sleep in much either. It’s harvest day 2017. I don’t need an alarm. The clouds disappear; the fruit is beautiful. Let the Paradise

Paradise Rescued now certified organic

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:02+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability, Wine Making|

The architect and passionate engineer of the Organic project - Paradise Rescued vigneronne Pascale Bervas The news this week is big. And official! From this 2017 vintage onwards, Paradise Rescued has been certified organic. Our certificate is officially here and as soon as we have a suitable frame and the power drill organised,