Winemaker (and one time wine professor) Brian Freeman talks to compere Jillian Upton of The Wine Show Australia about Italian grape varieties, their attractions and impact in the NSW Hilltops Region…

 

FREEMAN Vineyards has been a regular stallholder at Carriageworks Farmers Market since its inception in February 2007. It’s been our Sydney Cellar Door for 15 years and we have made countless friends, even selling bottles for breakfast! But the time has come…after a rather challenging vintage…to pull down the banner on Saturday mornings. We will miss the chats, meeting new babies (and seeing them grow), admiring new pups, swapping restaurant recommendations, recipes and debating hot community topics. We will miss the Carriageworks family a lot.

So we look forward to seeing you at the Cellar Door soon. Open by appointment 7 days. Email: sales@freemanvineyards.com.au

The FREEMAN portfolio is available from several independent Sydney wine stores.

OR GO TO OUR Online shop

All wines sent FREIGHT FREE within Australia.

ORDER Enquiries: 0417 733715

CARRIAGEWORKS FARMERS MARKET

 

FREEMAN Cellar Door has re-opened for wine tastings. All our tastings are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and seated in the rustic Tasting Room or on the shady verandah with vineyard views. We can welcome up to 6 guests per tasting and offer a complimentary cheese and charcuterie plate to accompany the portfolio selection.

Or you can order your favourite FREEMAN wines and CLICK & COLLECT letting us know when you will be calling by so we can pop them in the boot.

ALL  online ORDERS (Over $100) include FREE DELIVERY!

 

At FREEMAN Vineyards we specialise in crafting wines from Italian origin varieties. Our intimate rustic Cellar Door is  open by appointment to wine explorers keen to learn more about Italian style wines – think Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo to name a few in our prestige portfolio…

Our free Tastings are usually hosted by winemaker Brian Freeman, an ex-wine professor who is passionate about Italian style wines.  The tasting session takes about an hour.

 

Our Cellar Door Covid Safe Plan requests all visitors respect prevailing health orders and not travel if you are experiencing any symptoms.

Please call 0417 733715 or email at least 24-hours ahead to make a reservation: sales@freemanvineyards.com.au

The team at The Real Review have a canny little algorithm to calculate the year’s Best Value wines. It plots quality assessment against price. In the case of FREEMAN Rondo Rosé 2020 that means a 95 POINT RATING and RRP $20 which pops this hugely good value pink drop at No 3 BEST VALUE AUSSIE ROSÉ  in the rankings…

It is made from the unusual Italian origin variety Rondinella, that creates a delicious spicy wine ideal for summer sipping.

http://www.freemanvineyards.com.au/rondo-rosé

 

REAL REVIEW RATES FREEMAN NEBBIOLO 2016 IN AUSTRALIA’S TOP FIVE

FREEMAN doesnt make a habit of entering wine shows – that said, it’s pleasing to garner recognition for wines in the portfolio.

The Real Review run by wine writer Huon Hooke has rated the new release FREEMAN Nebbiolo 2016 a hefty 92 POINTS that pops it into Number 4 on his list of Top Aussie Nebbiolos.

‘Medium to full red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is earthy, meaty and forward, soft and mellowing, with a twist of the peppercorn grinder. The palate is medium-bodied and savoury, with a light kick of firm tannin at the end. A suggestion of raspberry jam and a sweet fruit core. Decent length. A Very smart nebb that already drinks well.’

http://www.freemanvineyards.com.au/nebbiolo

 

 

 

Along with relaxation of intra-state travel FREEMAN Cellar Door has re-opened for bespoke tastings from our mostly Italian varietal inspired portfolio.

To comply with public health precautions we are limiting each visiting group size to four adults for seated tastings at the big table in our small cellar space. We apologise if this limit may cause inconvenience and are happy to offer back-back tastings if you have a larger group.

If you should be in our region and care to phone through an order before passing by, we will be very happy for you to collect pre-ordered wines from the Cellar Door.

Despite these arrangements please consider delaying a visit if you are feeling unwell, have had known contact with someone with Covid-19 or have recently returned from overseas. At FREEMAN we take both your (and our) health seriously. We have a registered Covid Safety Plan.

Please do call 0417 733715 if you would like to order wines.

When this is all over…

Remember the vineyard is 90 mins or so west of central Canberra, between Young and Harden.

Look for the Prunevale sign when driving along Kingsvale Rd…cross the defunct railway line, turn sharp right and you’ll spot the winery on the left. We look forward to welcoming you when our lives get back on track.

SYDNEY SALON
21st NOVEMBER – 6pm – 8pm

FREEMAN is delighted to be supporting the next Sydney Salon, a discussion and networking forum for leaders, which will examine Integrity in Journalism, led by celebrated foreign affairs correspondent and now professor of journalism, Peter Greste.

Guests will enjoy a FREEMAN selection, including a welcome glass of FREEMAN Prosecco.

Limited seats.
Bookings: www.stickytickets.com.au/xgo93/sydney_salon_with_peter_greste_on_integrity_in_journalism.aspx