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Top 7 Wine World Disrupters

By | 2019-02-24T20:11:53+00:00 February 24th, 2019|Bordeaux Wine, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

David Platt Director and Strategist, Resilient Futures Late last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a very well run and thought provoking Disruption workshop led by David Platt and Larry Quick from Resilient Futures in Melbourne. Reflecting afterwards, I quickly found myself wearing my Paradise Rescued Founder Director’s hat and compiling

2018 Bordeaux Wine success story at Paradise Rescued

By | 2019-02-24T20:16:37+00:00 January 27th, 2019|Cabernet Franc, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Wine Making|

Post harvest view across the new Merlot Bordeaux vineyard towards the Paradise Rescued winery and property. The story continues successfully at Bordeaux wine niche brand micro Paradise Rescued so we thought it would be a good time to talk once again with Founder Director David Stannard and hear what was so special about

How to serve your Paradise Rescued 2010 Bordeaux Cabernet Franc

By | 2018-12-23T21:22:55+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media, Vine2Wine, Wine Tips|

Our 2010 Cloud9 and B1ockOne branded Paradise Rescued Bordeaux Cabernet Franc is tasting superb – and peaking in its maturity. Here we share a few notes on how to store, serve and drink our wine in order to get the best from it. It is also worth making a couple of up front comments about

Bordeaux Wine Terroir – It’s Not About the Dirt

By | 2018-11-11T09:28:10+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Bordeaux Wine, Its Not About the Dirt, Merlot, Organic Viticulture|

The Bordeaux Wine evidence is in. It’s Not About the Dirt! First Merlot fruit from the young Paradise Rescued Bordeaux vines in the early morning sun Separated by just a ten metre vineyard access-way on the top of the Hourcat plateau in Cardan Bordeaux two vineyards meet. Both grow side by side on

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

Trifecta for Success – Mission Vision Passion

By | 2018-08-12T20:46:07+00:00 August 12th, 2018|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

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

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