Vintage is over and we’re thrilled to welcome extraordinary winemaker Brian Freeman from Freeman Vineyards to Muse to celebrate his new releases!
Situated on top of a large, granite rock, the picturesque Hilltops region is in the southern region of New South Wales blocking the westward flow of the Murrumbidgee River to Canberra. It’s a region boasting cool nights in summer (when the grapes are ripening), and dry, sunny autumns. In the early 1900s the locality of Prunevale was established to help keep the British Empire ‘regular’, but now the region produces more grapes than prunes.
‘Brian Freeman - a former university wine science professor - is doing remarkable things with his eclectic Hilltops vineyard.’ Huon Hooke, Good Food Guide
Having trained many of Australia’s winemakers and viticulturists during his decade at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Brian’s venture started with Australia’s only plantings of two classic Italian-origin varieties – Rondinella and Corvina – and an intention to craft a unique, expressive savoury and complex red wine that would stand out from the crowd. He has travelled to northern Italy for further inspiration and has since created ‘Fortuna’, an award-winning blend of multiple white varieties inspired by the winemakers of the Alto Adige and Friuli regions.
As we ease into lunch we'll begin with a 2017 Prosecco on arrival. It displays persistent fine dry, creamy effervescence and classic citrus and pear aromas. Refreshing to the very last sip! Other featured wines include* :
2016 ‘Rondo’ Rondinella Rosé
2017 ‘Corona’ White (Pinot Grigio)
2013 ‘Fortuna’ Pinot Grigio Plus
2015 ‘Corona’ Red (Corvina Rondinella)
2013 ‘Secco’ Rondinella Corvina
2013 ‘Dolcino’ (Viognier)
* Wines may be subject to change
Complemented with a menu created by Head Chef Steven Sweeney, we invite you to sit back and indulge in a lazy afternoon lunch with this multi-award winning winemaker!
Includes all wine, five course lunch & tea/coffee
Menu coming soon. Gluten free and vegetarian options available as standard.