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. Sign up for FREE!
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.
Summer 2023 Release
First, we present you with our highly anticipated 2022 Vin Gris. A dry rose made from a saignee of fully ripe Cabernet Franc. Bright pink and beautiful, with a vibrant nose of candied strawberry and fresh cream. We only made 50 cases of this summertime quaff so, stock up now before we drink it all!
Our next two offerings juxtapose two vintages of Pinot Noir from our Quast vineyard. First is the 2017 vintage, with its earthy, tart cherry nose, and bright, lean mouthfeel; a favorite of the Underground. Then there’s the 2020 vintage. This is a departure from our usual lightweight, Burgundian style. A hot, dry summer provided us with extremely small berries and very concentrated fruit, leading to a dense wine with a much fuller body. While mercifully cool evenings helped maintain acid and provide a breeze of freshness amid a sea of intensity.
Finally, we are proud to present our 2020 Meritage. Which is not an Appassimento this time around. With the stellar growing season, we simply did not feel it was necessary, and one sip of this wine’s power and depth provided proof. The aggressive tannin structure stands out right now, and we recommend at least an hour (or twenty-four) in a decanter. Or, better yet, get extra bottles and keep them in your cellar for five years before you look at them again.
The bottles of 2020 Meritage were generously painted by local artist, Karle Norman. Primarily a figurative and landscape painter, Karle’s Same Inside series can be seen in two public art projects in partnership with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Building connections and community with other artists is a key component of his practice.
New to the quarterly release is the ability to fully customize your order through the online member portal – not typically a fan of white wine? Sub in your favorite red! Looking for a bottle to accompany an upcoming special occasion or dinner? Choose an additional bottle at checkout! As always, reach out to us directly for any questions or help you may need choosing your next favorite wine.
Remember, as an Underground member your 20% discount is applied to all wines purchased. Please continue to give us feedback so that we can improve the Underground Wine Club experience for everyone.
"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.
Wine Team - Kurt Guba and Ryan Sidoti
If you have any questions about joining the Underground Wine Club please contact:
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.