Freelander is the creation of Mike O’Connell, who seems to have the Midas touch in creating value driven brands that have great success. Mike and winemaker Larry Levin, are responsible for bringing brands to the market that many of you are probably familiar with - Pavillon, Grayson Cellars, Hanging Vine and Block Nine. We’ve stayed in contact with Mike over the years as we knew there would be an opportunity to work together at some point. The Freelander wines are made to be immediately appealing and user friendly. They are wines that can easily be stacked in retail and used as BTG or banquet pours. The grapes for the wines are selected from several sources throughout California and made in St Helena by Larry Levin. Larry has over 30 years of experience making wines in Napa for Quintessa and Turnbull. He takes great pride in producing wines that are driven by their varietal character and have balance, all while providing tremendous value.
At a Glance
- Michael O’Connell has the midas touch when it comes to creating wines that over deliver for the price. He’s the mastermind behind Grayson Cellars, Pavillon, Hanging Vine, Block 9 and now Freelander
- Mike has partnered with winemaker Larry Levin (Turnbull, Quintessa) to produce wines that are unabashedly Californian in that they are immediately accessable and user friendly
- The wines are driven by their varietal character and balance, while providing tremendous value