Paradise Rescued was founded by Australian engineer entrepreneur and villager David Stannard in 2010 in the Bordeaux vineyard village of Cardan with the sustainability mission to protect the heritage of our village, maintain its rural community and to hand produce high quality organic wines.
With just one hectare of vineyard, Paradise Rescued is a small niche artisanal wine producer. Our wine philosophy is “fruit forward” – what we grow in the vineyard is reflected in the wine we produce. The wines are elegant, forward and easy to drink at a young age but with the potential to age beautifully, reflecting the care taken in both the vineyard and winery. We combine straightforward traditional techniques of winemaking and oak barrel maturation combined with modern organic viticulture and minimal intervention.
The vineyard has been organically managed from the beginning, achieving organic certification in 2016. The next phase of our development is through regenerative viticulture, creating greater bio diversity and further improving the health of our soil. “Good wines are first created in the vineyard and the soil in which they are grown. We want our wines to reflect our efforts to create a dynamic organic vineyard environment.” David Stannard, Founder
We warmly welcome visitors to our vineyards and winery. Come see up close our vineyard and winery, learn about organic viticulture or enjoy a walk / tour inside the 12th century heritage listed church that overlooks our vineyard.
Paradise Rescued was awarded the 2021 France Winery of the Year for Cabernet Franc by the Melbourne International Wine Competition for its 2015 (Double Gold Medal) and 2014 (Gold Medal) awards. Paradise Rescued is also a two time winner of a Silver Stevie International Business Award.