1300 Montgomery Road
Sebastopol, California 95472
Winemaker & Forum Contact: Akiko Freeman
Freeman Vineyard & Winery is the fruition of a 20-year dream shared by Ken and Akiko Freeman to craft elegant, cool-climate
California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a sophisticated, Burgundian style. To achieve this goal, the Freemans work with a small portfolio of elite partner growers in the Russian River Valley and on the Sonoma Coast — with an emphasis on acclaimed hillside vineyards featuring Goldridge soils, cooling marine influences, low yields, and ideal clonal selections. At the same time, the Freemans have developed two vineyards of their own: the Gloria Estate Vineyard in Sebastopol, and the Yu-Ki Vineyard in Occidental.
At their small family-run winery, Ken and Akiko oversee every step of the winemaking process from the hand sorting of the
fruit to the final blending, to craft wines that embody a distinctive sense of place. Just as important, the Freemans strive to create wines with the depth and complexity to pair seamlessly with the exotic flavors of modern, global cuisine. As a result, Freeman wines have garnered international praise and found a home on some of the world‘s most discriminating wine lists, including rare offerings as verticals at such revered Michelin three-star establishments as the French Laundry and Alain Ducasse. To maintain the integrity of each wine, Freeman keeps production small so that it can focus on the little details and personal touches that make good wines great.