Dr. Phil Freese
Dr. Phil Freese is Wine-growing Partner and creator of the Vilafonté vineyard which he calls ‘Different by Design’. Phil spent 13 years as Robert Mondavi’s Vice-President of Wine Growing. He designed and planted the first OPUS ONE vineyards, and initiated the remote sensing project with NASA which gave birth to a new wave of tools for viticulture analysis and quality enhancement. Phil is responsible for the strategic direction of all Vilafonté wine-growing and vineyard development operations.