Freycinet Vineyards Pty Ltd
The winemakers - Claudio Radenti and Lindy Bull
Tasmanian born Claudio Radenti's interest in wine came about at an early age from helping his father who like many Italians made wine annually for the family. Claudio fondly recalls, when aged just 6, turning the grape crusher handle for his dad.
Winemaking became a hobby which then developed into a career. After graduating as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology from Roseworthy Agricultural College SA in 1982, Claudio carried out vintages at Pipers Brook Vineyard (TAS) and Tyrrells (NSW), followed by 6 years at Cassegrain Wines (NSW). Winemaking at Cassegrains also involved overseeing contract work in Coonawarra, Mildura and Griffith.
Claudio worked the 1987 and 1989 vintages in Bordeaux and travelled to various wine regions in France and Italy. Claudio was senior winemaker at Goundrey Wines (WA) in 1990 and 1991 which is where he met his life partner Lindy Bull. In 1992, Claudio returned to his home state to be with Lindy at her family's Freycinet Vineyard.
Lindy's interest in winemaking developed from helping her mother and father Geoff and Susan Bull establish Freycinet Vineyard. Lindy graduated as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology from Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1989 and in doing so, she became the first Tasmanian female to graduate as a winemaker.
Her work experience included vintages in Clare Valley (SA), New Zealand and France, as well as winemaking at Goundrey Wines followed by spending the years since 1992 at the family vineyard and winery.
Lindy and Claudio also travelled together to various wine regions in Italy, France and USA.