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Join us for Wine Class Every First Friday of the Month!

Learn about wine from our incredible winemaking team, Ryan Sidoti and Kurt Guba. Wine Club members save $10! Join the Wine Club to take advantage of this exclusive member price!

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Farm to Table Vineyard Dinner with Chef Lionel Heydel

On June 15th, Freedom Run Winery welcomes Chef Lionel Heydel, a classically trained chef, committed to locally sourced, fresh, seasonal ingredients for a five-course pop up dinner with wine pairings. This special event will feature local ingredients and a chance to meet the people who actually grew your food. The dinner will take place by our chardonnay vineyard (weather permitting) and promises to be an unforgettable culinary experience. 

Beyond the Glass Wine Tasting & Tour

Join us for a unique experience in the Barrel Room for a Beyond the Glass Wine Tasting & Tour with our winemaker or vineyard manager. Enjoy a tasting of four wines of your choice and learn more about the winemaking process.

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June 2024 Release -- Scroll down for details!

The UNDERGROUND Wine Club

FRW has introduced a new option for Underground Wine Club Members to either purchase four bottles of wine selected by our Winemaking Team, or four bottles of wine of their own choice, in March, June, September, and December, and receive a 20% discount on all wines purchased year round. 

Join our community of friends seeking to share their curiosity and passion for small scale viticulture and artisanal winemaking. 

 

Being a member of the Underground Wine Club gives you a “behind the scenes” look into the vineyard and winemaking process, as well as exclusive access to our rarest wines and everyday discounts on all our wine and on select merchandise.

It is your ticket to a wine adventure curated by the passionate Wine Team at Freedom Run Winery. 

Underground Wine Club Members also will get:

• Four wines selected by our Winemaking Team, or four wines of your own choice, in March, June, September, and December ~ including at least one Underground Wine Club exclusive offering;

• Access to our newest bottlings, small production, and library wines;

• A 20% discount on all bottle purchases;

• Four tasting coupons with each release, for you to use or share; 

• VIP invitations to club exclusive and winery events;

• In-depth newsletter filled with updates and information straight from the winemakers;

• An approximate cost per release of $95.00-$125.00 (before local tax/shipping);

• $5.00 discount on shipping or schedule a free pickup.

Wine Club Bottle Release

Winemaker's Notes

Winemaker Ryan Sidoti, and Vineyard Manager Kurt Guba share the winemaking process with us every month, along with other fun tidbits around the winery. 

See previous entries here.

June 2024 Release

The first offering for our June release is the latest iteration of a perennial favorite; our 2023 Vin Gris. This year we have a complex blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. Each variety was harvested and fermented separately. The resulting wine is bright pink and beautiful, with a vibrant nose of candied strawberry and fresh cream. We only made 80 cases of this summertime quaff so, stock up now before we drink it all!

Next up, we have our 2023 Riesling. Every year we arrest the fermentation of our Riesling according to a complex rubric based on Malic and Tartaric acid content, pH, Brix at harvest…and our mood at the time. Unlike our ’22 Riesling, which is nearly dry, our ’23 has just a touch of noticeable sweetness, supporting the lime and stone fruit aroma, and balancing the crisp acidity.

We are nearing the end of the 2018 Pinot Noir, and it is a sad thing, because with the powerful 2020s on next deck, it may be a while before we release another vintage to match its elegant subtlety. Delicate Pinot Noir like the 2018, is a perfect chillable picnic wine, and a wonderful match for summer fare, even some fish dishes. Imagine it with grilled salmon or salad nicoise. 

Of course, not all summer fare is lightweight. Sometimes momma needs a nice grilled slab of cow! For these occasions, we suggest our 2020 Meritage. You’ve had it before and you have all been made aware of its aging potential, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it now. This 60/40 Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend is your grilled meat wine. We suggest highlighting the herbaceous notes of the Cabernet Franc with a chimichurri sauce on that steak!

"It’s hard to believe it has only been two years since we began our mission of assembling a little association of wine lovers, gastronomes, and hedonists. Sharing our passion for small production wine growing and highlighting the Niagara Escarpment’s consistent ability to produce truly world class wines has been a pleasure," stated Vineyard Manager Kurt Guba.

“If you aren’t taking advantage of your discount on all wine-related events, you should be! It is a great way to make the most of your membership. Check out our First Friday Wine Class which is a great way to expand your wine IQ. We will also let you know about pairing dinners, special tastings and vault releases available to Underground Wine Club Members, and you can also check out all of our fun Happenings.” added Winemaker Ryan Sidoti.  

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 Wine Team - Ryan Sidoti and Kurt Guba

If you have any questions about joining the Underground Wine Club please contact:

ryan@freedomrunwinery.com

 

As our slogan is 'We View Wine As Art' ~ one bottle of each four-bottle release will be embellished with art for Underground Wine Club members.

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