Inspired by the tremendous opportunities of the East Coast of Tasmania, Geoff and Susan Bull cleared the site in 1978, planted the first vines in 1979 and established the first commerical winery on the East Coast. They were early pioneers in a new region which years later revealed exciting quality potential in wines. The region now boasts over a dozen different vineyards.
The Freycinet Vineyard and Winery is family owned with daughter Lindy Bull and her partner Claudio Radenti taking over the family tradition of gently handcrafting the wines.
The cool Tasmanian climate in combination with our unique vineyard site provide ideal conditions for fine, elegant yet powerful wines. Situated on the 42 degrees latitudinal line, the vineyard overlooks the spectacular Freycinet Peninsula and is approximately 100m above sea level and just 20km from the coast. The average annual rainfall is around 700mm (except in drought years).
Our vineyard boasts some features which facilitate the ripening potential of the site. The total size of the vineyard is 14.83 hectares.
Perched on some gentle slopes in a small sheltered valley, the original Vineyard site has sometimes been described as an amphitheatre and heat trap. This 4.0 Ha amiphitheatre site, comprising The Hill and The Paddock contains the original plantings which form the base of our flagship Freycinet range of wines.
The amiphitheatre's slopes provide enhanced sunlight interception and warmth as well as cold air drainage which eliminate menacing late spring frosts. It is not uncommon for our fruit to be harvested two to three weeks earlier than many other Tasmanian vineyards, due to the extra warmth of the site.
Brand or product names
- Wineglass Bay Sauvignon Blanc
- Freycinet Riesling
- Louis Riesling/Schönburger
- Freycinet Louis Chardonnay
- Freycinet ChardonnayFreycinet Pinot Noir
- Radenti Sparkling Chardonnay
- Louis Pinot Noir
- Freycinet Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
- Freycinet Botrytis
- Freycinet Extra Virgin Olive Oil