You don’t have to be Warren Buffet to know that Forbes magazine is pitched at a mostly  US-based business clientele. And hopefully some are lovers of alternative red wines.

Curious US-based wine writer Cathrine Todd has investigated what she sees as the next cult trend in global wines – dried-grape  wines. Her research soon found the FREEMAN dried grape portfolio – FREEMAN Secco Rondinella Corvina and FREEMAN Robusta (100% Corvina) – from faraway Hilltops, NSW.

Read all about FREEMAN Vineyards US debut here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathrinetodd/2019/05/24/wines-next-cult-trend/#668615a7353d

 

Brian Freeman emptying Corvina grapes after drying.

Bibo Wine Bar in Sydney’s Double Bay is celebrating Mums all May 2019.

The Aperitivo Wine List highlights wines made by young mum winemakers

including the FREEMAN Rondo Rosé 2018 by Xanthe Freeman

whose two sons are aspiring tractor drivers.

 

In celebration of a milestone occasion, internationally renowned UK-born pop artist Peter Phillips – contemporary of David Hockney and counterpart of Andy Warhol –  will inaugurate his newly-constructed gallery during the 2019 Noosa Food & Wine Festival.

An exhibition of works spanning the course of his influential six-decade career will be launched on Saturday 18 May when guests will sip FREEMAN Prosecco 2018 with  canapes by acclaimed Brisbane chef Josh Lopez, best known for his role at the lauded two-hat GOMA restaurant.

We think the award-winning FREEMAN Prosecco minimalist gold star label may appeal to this icon of the international arts world!

Tickets available:http://www.noosafoodandwine.com.au/profiles/pop

Peter Phillips Studio

 

FREEMAN Vineyards is pleased to announce a wine partnership with UNSW Galleries, the fine arts department of the University of NSW.

Guests attending the 15 March opening of the Autumn Season Show ‘Rhythm Sequence’ featuring the colourful abstract works of Gemma Smith will be sipping a selection of FREEMAN wines.

Furill, 2014 acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery.

 

 

ABC Radio Central West visited FREEMAN Vineyards recently and reporter Tim Fookes talked to winemaker Brian Freeman about the NSW Hilltops potential for Italian red grape varieties like Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. The flagship FREEMAN Secco is made from Australia’s only plantings of corvina and rondinella grapes. They also discussed how to best viticulturally manage  a definitive drought year.

Listen in…

 

More bling…

The NSW Wine Awards 2018 have announced the Top 50 Wines in advance of the annual event celebrating the very best wines from the state.

And in the GOLD MEDAL winner roll-call is FREEMAN Secco Rondinella Corvina 2014. This is the third time the FREEMAN Secco has performed admirably in the NSW Awards’ Mature Dry Red Class, so it’s fingers crossed for a trifecta trophy…

 

Freeman Secco 2014

Freeman Secco 2014

 

Better than Saturday night at the movies…

The recently announced HILLTOPS WINE SHOW 2018 Awards made for a big night out for FREEMAN Vineyards.

FREEMAN received three Trophies

  • BEST SPARKLINGFREEMAN  Prosecco 2017
  • BEST WHITE WINEFREEMAN  Dolcino 2013
  • MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR

What’s more the 2018 HILLTOPS WINE OF THE YEAR was awarded to the Calabria Cool Climate Shiraz 2016 the grapes for which  came from the FREEMAN estate.

 

Hilltops Inc President Peter Creyke congratulates Brian Freeman.

Exciting start to 2018. Robert Parker Wine Advocate has just published review of #FREEMAN visit by Joe Czerwinski.
And we thank him for making the #NSWHilltops detour….

In short, these are some of the most compelling Italianate wines I’ve ever tasted from the New World.’

One of the most interesting places I’ve visited in some time.’

#FREEMANRobusta2012 : 94 POINTS

#FREEMANSecco2013 : 93 POINTS
‘Finishes long and velvety, with the concentration to support aging through at least 2025.’

#FREEMANSangiovese2016 : 91 POINTS
‘Simply one of the most convincing New World Sangioveses I’ve tried...’

#FREEMANCoronaRed2016 : 91 POINTS
#FREEMANDolcino2013 : 91 POINTS
#FREEMANFortunaPinotGrisPlus2013 : 90 POINTS
#FREEMANRondoRosé2016 : 90 POINTS

#FREEMANCoronaWhite2017: 88 POINTS
‘Charming and easy to drink, then finishes with a bright burst of lime-like acidity.’

Good start to the New Year for the NSW Hilltops region featuring in the current issue of the HALLIDAY Magazine.

Fergal Gleeson has explored the region and highlighted his  ‘Top Pick’ wines to try.

They include FREEMAN Robusta ‘an epic wine’, FREEMAN Secco Rondinella Corvina, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and the FREEMAN Rondo Rosé 2017.

Read all about it here – Hilltops .

Then head to the NSW Hilltops but please be sure to call ahead and make an appointment: 0429 310 309

 

‘Pound for pound right up there with best value/best rosé from Australia (or anywhere ?!)’ 

MIKE BENNIE, WINEFRONT 94 POINTS

 

Good start to the New Year for FREEMAN Rondo Rosé 2017 !

Bennie adds:

‘Lovely, pretty perfume with just a hint of candied sweetness amongst watermelon, red cherry, savoury spice. Delicious flavours, straight up, a melange of cherry, cranberry, sweet and sourness in perfect measure, a lick of spice and tangy freshness to close. Loads of character and freshness. This is great. ‘