New book release: Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc

It’s here, ready and now published! We are proud to announce the publication of “Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” written by our Founder Director – and now Author – David Stannard.

The book: Paradise Rescued - From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc“In 1992 when English born and educated David Stannard purchased a small holiday villa in Bordeaux, he never dreamed that one day he would be the accidental creator of a globally successful boutique winery brand. A ‘home away from home’ retreat from his ‘regular life’ running a petrochemical plant seemed like paradise, but when changes in the land zoning and a subsequent property development avalanche threaten the rural sustainability of ‘his’ centuries old village, he had a duty to maintain the local heritage.

Paradise Rescued is David’s story of how his tiny once-cabbage patch is transformed into an award winning international success – in many ways beating the French at their own game. Trial and error, but above all, the community of Cardan came together to create something truly unique.”

Commenting on the launch of the book, David said “The development of Paradise Rescued as a niche brand vineyard and wine business has been a labour of love; fuelled by the commitment of a community to sustain its heritage, a passionate team who have achieved the near impossible and a supportive loyal group of customers and friends.”

“The first question everyone always asks is: “how did this all happen? Tell us your story”. Well, now we have! And “Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” is my story and how that has become our story and the creation of something very special. Read it as a good fun story, as inspiration or for the many leadership and business learnings that it contains. We really hope you both enjoy it and benefit on some level or other.”

And here’s David to say a few more words on video….

The book is now available in paperback format on and pre-orders can now be placed for the e-book version via Kindle / Amazon – please hit the highlighted links here. Please share across your social media; we will be using hashtag #CP2CF to tag our posts. Thank you.

The book: Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc is now available… The story is out!