Established in 1998, Casa Freschi is a small, quality obsessed vigneron who own and operate two vineyards, 4.5 hectares in Langhorne Creek and 3.2 hectares in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. After working in various winemaking roles during the 1990’s, including in New Zealand, Italy and California, it was the lure of a special small 2.5 hectare vineyard in Langhorne Creek planted in 1972 to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec by David’s parents that enticed David to pursue his life-long dream of establishing his own artisan wine brand. The 2 hectares of remaining bare land were immediately dedicated to Nebbiolo, planted at 4000 vines/Ha to newly imported clones in 1999. The immediate success of their red wines led them to pursue expanding into white wine production. In 2003, they had auspiciously discovered a magnificent 15 hectare property on the highest (Alt 580m), coolest, steep rocky slopes of the Adelaide Hills. 3.2 hectares were subsequently planted at high density (8000 vines/Ha) to four white varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling & Gewurztraminer) in 2004/5. In 2007 a gravity fed micro-facility was established on the Langhorne Creek vineyard where all wines are vinified, matured and hand-bottled. All wines are grown using organic principles, miniscule yields, hand harvesting, natural fermentations, little or no new oak, no fining or filtration (except light filtration for the white wines) and minimal sulphur dioxide at bottling. Casa Freschi’s philosophy is to capture the energy and personality of each site by growing the highest quality fruit possible and allowing the natural vinification processes to create wines that rely solely on the quality of the grape.