Freeman Vineyards is a small, specialist family winery, established in 1999 by Dr Brian Freeman. Twenty two different varieties are grown on the 57-hectare estate, including Australia’s only plantings of corvina and rondinella, the classic Amarone varieties from the Veneto region of northern Italy, these Amarone wines are the inspiration for our Secco. The Italians dry all the grapes for 3 months to produce intense full bodied wines know for their aging capabilities. Our age release 2004 has twice won the trophy for the best mature red wine at the NSW Wine Awards.
Rondinella is also used to produce a savoury rosé, Rondo, made using the classic saignée method, draining the juice after a short time in contact with the grape skins, producing a pale salmon-hued, spicy rosé.
Fortuna is a field blend of five varieties produced from over 35-year-old low-yielding vines. It is inspired by the aromatic white wines of two regions of northern Italy – Friuli and Alto Adige, a textural wine crafted from pinot gris, riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and aleatico. Nebbiolo, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz are also produced from estate grown fruit.
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