Wine

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

Let’s forget those NYE Resolutions

By | 2017-12-31T15:47:29+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Paradise Rescued|

Team Paradise Rescued wishes everyone a happy healthy prosperous New Year. So we all did the family thing and behaved ourselves over the Christmas festival! Well done. And now it’s the end of the year and time to really let ourselves go, drown away whatever happened in 2017 and get merry with the

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

Five Fast Facts for #CabFrancDay

By | 2017-12-03T21:26:30+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Cab Franc Day, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

The sun shines on ripe Bordeaux Cabernet Franc fruit Monday 4th December is global Cabernet Franc day - aka #CabFrancDay on the social media circuit. This is the day that Cabernet Franc lovers celebrate one of the world's greatest wine grape varieties. In the words of legendary Master of Wine and famous wine

Paradise Rescued Taiwan #CabFrancDay showcase

By | 2017-11-26T21:20:54+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cab Franc Day, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

We are proud to announce that as part of global CabFranc Day 2017, Paradise Rescued has been invited to participate at the Taiwan CabFrancDay International Cabernet Franc Exhibition tasting. B1ockOne 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur full varietal Cabernet Franc will be represented amongst a selection of 15 international wines for a private sommelier and press review tasting.

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,

Make it more than a meal; serve Cabernet Franc

By | 2017-10-15T13:30:12+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Cabernet Franc, Food4CabFranc, Learning, Marketing & Media|

Large bunch of ripe Cabernet Franc grapes waiting to be cut at Paradise Rescued in Bordeaux The change is slowly happening out there. Little by little, one meal and one glass at a time. Worldwide wine taste buds are on the move. After three decades of learning and appreciating the fuller, sweeter higher

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