Freedom Estate takes to heart the pioneering spirit of Napa Valley Winemaking. Founders Shawn and Connie Gutterson bring a wealth of passion and perseverance to the project. Living in Napa Valley for more than twenty years broadened their appreciation for family, country, and the importance of living life to the fullest. The inspiration for Freedom Estate stemmed from that appreciation, and serves as a tribute to their family’s ancestry, originating in Russia and East Africa before wending their way to the United States by way of Italy. Their winery is a labor of love founded on a philosophy of respect and honor for that cherished gift long sought and fought for by those same ancestors – Freedom.