Freestone Vineyards & Winery

Freestone Vineyards & Winery
12747 El Camino Bodega
Freestone, CA  95472

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Tasting Room Open Fri–Sun 11–5


When the legendary Joe Phelps and his son Bill founded Freestone Vineyards & Winery, they discovered a new kind of gold on the slopes of western Sonoma County. They planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in three distinct properties—Pastorale Vineyard, Quarter Moon Vineyard, and Ferguson Vineyard—in the historic town of Freestone, on the fringe of the Russian River Valley.

The land lies not far from Bodega Bay and features all the qualities the Phelps were looking for, including a long, cool, fog-enriched growing season; steep elevation; and Goldridge series and sandy loam soils for ample drainage. They planted the first vines in 2000 with phased replanting occurring through the next seven years as they learned more about the land, clonal selections, and root stocks. The principles of Biodynamic farming are applied to maintain, preserve, and enhance the natural vineyard environment. Sustainable farming practices such as composting, recycling nutrients, irrigation, and the use of cover crops contribute to the cultivation and preservation of the soil. The grapes are picked carefully and sorted by hand to ensure their freshest and purest expression.

Their painstaking efforts have already paid off. The first wines were released in 2006 and Freestone is already a proven success, with wines offering flavor profiles that feature earth, jam, spice, and minerality.

Accolades from the press abound. The 2007 Freestone Chardonnay was awarded 91 points by Wine Spectator and 96 points by Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine, which called it a “stellar accomplishment.” And the 2007 Fogdog Pinot Noir was awarded 90 points by Wine Spectator.

The Freestone Vineyards Guest Center is open on weekends for tastings without an appointment. Freestone also hosts many events at the Guest Center, including “Second Sunday,” a yearlong series of festive get-togethers to enjoy music, food, and, of course, wine. And, judging from the wines of its first two vintages, there will be much to enjoy for years to come at Freestone Vineyards & Winery.

Freestone Vineyards & Winery


Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No