From the very beginning, Freycinet Vineyard has been dedicated to crafting wines that encapsulate the essence of Tasmania by blending old world traditions with contemporary winemaking excellence.
In 1979, Geoff and Susan Bull planted the first vines at this site, embarking on a journey marked by pioneering spirit and unwavering determination. Over the subsequent two decades, they meticulously nurtured the vineyard while also establishing a modest winery and inviting tasting area. Their remarkable achievements in national wine competitions during this period solidified their standing as one of Australia's foremost producers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Building on this success, Lindy, their daughter, joined the family vignerons in 1992, accompanied by her partner Claudio Radenti. Both Lindy and Claudio had received formal winemaking training at Roseworthy College and had honed their skills through numerous vintages in various wine regions, both in Australia and abroad. Infusing the estate with their youthful enthusiasm and a wealth of global wine expertise, they expanded the Freycinet Vineyard's portfolio to include Riesling and traditional method sparkling wines. These additions swiftly garnered acclaim for their excellence, further elevating the estate's reputation.
In 2003, we commenced using screw caps, initially for the Freycinet Riesling and progressively for each of the wines, and from 2005 all still wines have been bottled with screw caps.
In 2013, we acquired the adjoining Coombend vineyard, which allowed us to add Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc wines to the range.
Today Freycinet Vineyard enjoys the benefits of state-of-the-art grape processing, winemaking, and bottling equipment. However, the vineyard remains the true voice of our winemaking, with great care taken to ensure quality is maximised in the vineyard and respected in the winery.