Paradise Rescued hand produces fine organic Bordeaux wine.
A French Australian owned and operated company, Paradise Rescued comprises less than a hectare of Cabernet Franc and Merlot vineyard on the west side of the village of Cardan, Gironde, France.
Founded in 2010 with a sustainability mission to maintain the rural heritage of the village of Cardan, Paradise Rescued is both one of the smallest and youngest wineries in the Bordeaux region. The vineyard and winery were certified organic from 2016.
Wine lovers can visit for a unique up close and personal hands-on Bordeaux wine experience. Share your experience directly with the owner or vigneronne. Stand in the original vineyard, overlooked by the 12th century Cardan church, and see how a passion to both save a rural lifestyle and create an organic vineyard in the heart of a community has led to the production of a unique Cabernet Franc varietal wine.
Live the story of how 65 year old vines were rescued from their near death experience to form the base of a new high quality Merlot vineyard and medal winning wine series.
Discuss winemaking and wine maturation in the ‘garagiste’ micro-winery and barrel room. Witness how science, tradition and handcrafted passion come together to produce smooth fruit forward wines that are shipped to clients across the world.
Paradise Rescued is very much looking forward to sharing their passion, project and journey with you.
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Take a tour of the vineyards with the vigneronne or owner, hear how the Paradise Rescued sustainability story began, appreciate the benefits and skills that go into “hands-on” artisanal organic viticulture.
Learn about making organic wine in the winery up close with the equipment, follow the production steps from grape harvest to award winning wine in amongst the vats and barrels.
Complete the visit with an appreciation of a recent vintage of both our (unique) varietal Cabernet Franc BlockOne and Merlot CabFranc blend BlockTwo wines.
The annual cycle of nature and its seasons is reflected in the circle of activity in the Paradise Rescued vineyards and winery. This Master Class will take you on a short journey through those cycles and give you detailed insights into the activity that within a certified organic operation.
Walk in the Cabernet Franc vineyard, overlooked by the heritage listed 12th century Cardan church, gain an appreciation of the annual viticultural cycle and the activity undertaken throughout the seasons. Witness the stage-by-stage process that each vine goes through from hibernation and pruning through grape growing to harvest. Hear what it took to create a healthy certified organic vineyard success from a run-down chemically overdosed block of land. Appreciate the importance of healthy soil and ecosystems. Witness the health of the new merlot vineyard and see up close the 65 year old Merlot vines that were rescued from their near death experience in 2011.
Standing amongst the vats, pump, barrels and other equipment in the ‘garage’ winery, follow the step-by-step journey of how hand-selected grapes are destemmed, crushed and start their fermentation process in our micro-vats. Learn about each of the hand crafted stages of fermentation, racking off, basket pressing, storage and barrel maturation as well as the key aspects of hygiene and winery management. And how modern technology combines with tradition to produce fine, fruit forward Bordeaux wines.
Complete the Master Class with a tasting of our award winning Cabernet Franc and Merlot wines. And please share all your questions in discussion with the owner and vigneronne / winery manager.
A unique ‘double sustainability’ experience to tour through the certified organic vineyard and micro winery of Paradise Rescued on route to visit inside the heritage listed12th century village church of St. Saturnin, Cardan.
Paradise Rescued winery was founded with the mission to sustain the rural heritage of the village of Cardan. Starting from the winery, we will take you on a walk through our organic vineyard, overlooked by the church which is our second destination.
After sharing the sustainability history and artisanal work in our vineyards, we will walk on up to the church and visit inside this beautiful French national monument with its many original Romanesque architectural features.
Our return journey will take us back through the second part of our vineyard, including our 65 year old merlot vines, and into the winery for a close-up experience of the wine making process. We finish the tour with a tasting of the award-winning organic wines outside of the winery doors.