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ABOUT

Freedom Run
Winery

Welcome to New York Wine Country, home of five major wine regions covering nine officially recognized appellations blessed with fertile glacial soil and ideal grape-growing micro climates. 

The third-largest wine-producing region in America, New York has 335 wineries that are making international waves with their award-winning Rieslings, Cabernet Francs, Chardonnays, and other varieties.

 

Like the famous European vineyards of Burgundy, Champagne and Germany, New York is considered a cool climate wine area, which produces fine wine.

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Through the Vine:
Exploring the Niagara Vineyard Region

By Explore Niagara, featuring Freedom Run Winery

Meet the Team at Freedom Run Winery

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LAURA JEAN & RICHARD 'SEAN' MANNING

Owners

Laura Jean and Sean work remotely for half the year, managing the operations of Freedom Run Winery, alongside an amazing team who have their feet on the ground year round, many of whom have worked there for many years.

 

They wear many hats in their effort to help create a business that brings patrons from far and wide to taste award winning wine, enjoy fun activities, and create memories to last a lifetime through events and weddings.

Being supporters of the arts, they ensure that they earn the words of their company logo..."We View Wine As Art."  

Producing Award Winning Wine
Working Together to
Create Memories to Last a Lifetime

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RYAN SIDOTI

Winemaker

Ryan Sidoti is an experienced winemaker, oenologist, and general lover of the wine world. He has been making wine professionally for ten years, and has been the head of winemaking operations at Freedom Run Winery since 2015. 

KURT GUBA

Vineyard Manager & Sommelier

Kurt Guba was the cellar master at Freedom Run Winery when the doors first opened in 2007.  He is a certified Sommelier and wine educator and returned to Freedom Run Winery after a five year hiatus teaching a winery operations program at Niagara County Community College.  He is now the Vineyard Manager at Freedom Run Winery.

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MARK GABIOUD

Retail Manager

Mark has many years of experience in the restaurant and bar business, and comes to us from the fast paced world of the Hard Rock Cafe.  He is responsible for everything that happens in the 'front end' of Freedom Run Winery as the Retail Manager.  

World Class Wine Country

in Western New York

The receding glaciers of the Ice Age left New York with a unique combination of geography and climate. Bodies of water (lakes, rivers and ocean) act as natural air conditioning, cooling in the summer, warming in the winter, and sheltering the vines from temperature extremes. 

 

The result is five major wine regions (each with its own unique micro climate) that grow more than 35 different varieties of grapes and make some of the finest wines in the world.

 

Latitude + Climate = Classic Wines

 

Tucked in the Northeast corner of the United States lies an exquisite wine lover’s paradise that’s on a similar latitude to Europe’s most cherished vineyards.  

 

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