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“Not your typical Texas winery”

Duchman Family Winery
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Owner description: The Duchman Family Winery was founded in 2004 by Drs. Lisa and Stan Duchman in a quest to bring world-class winemaking to Central Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Their love of the unique Italian grape varieties as well as similar weather patterns to Texas inspired them to work with viticultural consultant Bobby Cox and growers in the Texas High Planes AVA to produce grapes that would allow their winemakers, Dave Reilly and Mark Penna, to experiment with making wines like Vermentino, Sangiovese, and Dolcetto.The winery continues to source the majority of its fruit from the Texas High Plains AVA, where cooler temperatures and a more “continental” climate are ideal for the production of fine wine made from Italian grape varieties. As the winery grows, the Duchmans remain committed to their goal to produce food-friendly fine wine in Central Texas using Texas-grown fruit exclusively. With an eye on the future, Duchman Family Winery continues to develop innovative winemaking and grape growing techniques in order to provide wine that truly reflects a taste of Texas for years to come.Duchman Family Winery remains one of the top wine destinations in Texas. All of the winery’s current releases can be sampled and purchased at the winery’s tasting room and the estate’s beautiful Italianate villa and grounds are open to visitors who can enjoy their wines with a picnic lunch! We have picnic tables outdoors in the shade of the oaks, or pick a cozy spot inside the winery hallway with a windowed view into the barrel room, fermentation tank, or production area for bottling and labeling of our wines.
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Duchman Winery is one of my favorite wineries in Texas because it reminds me if the wineries in Sonoma. Their tasting room and tours are great, and their staff goes above and beyond to enhance your experience.
Unlike most Texas wineries, duchman invested a lot of time and money to be appealing to the eye AS WELL AS the tongue.

Thank Ckethley
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

The good - pretty grounds and 100% Texas wines. The not so good - wines are average light to mid weight Tuscan style whites and reds; none were outstanding. We also seemed to be a "bother" to the server even though we were the only couple there on a Tuesday afternoon. No need to return.

Thank jcjr2
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a lovely building with beautiful grounds, fountain, picnic tables, landscaping, etc. It does remind you of being in Tuscany! The tasting room was cozy and the servers were very helpful and attentive. A tasting includes 6 wines and a bowl of sourdough bread balls. Our favorite wine was the Russo, a very nice red blend. The Trebbiano, one of their white wines, was also quite nice. You are given a 15% discount for 6 or more bottles and the prices were very reasonable. This is a great place to buy a bottle of wine and sit under the trees and relax for awhile. My husband and I even played a few games of bocce ball! Be sure to try the Italian restaurant next door for an excellent meal.

Thank 860SusanB860
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Driving onto the grounds of the Duchman Winery is literally like driving onto the grounds of a Tuscan winery. The surroundings are beautiful which are only enhanced by the loveliness of the building and grounds. The wine tasting facility is extremely nice, with a personable and knowledgeable staff. Tasting is a bit more costly then other wineries in the area, but the beauty that surrounds you is well worth the extra few dollars. There is a fine Italian restaurant next door which is owned by a separate individual. We did not eat there, but understand from speaking to locals that the food is excellent. Maybe on our next trip to Wimberley we will partake in their fine Italian menu.

Thank James L
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I like an assortment of wine, something for every occasion and every style of food we may happen to be having. When deciding which of the wineries we would visit on our short trip in the area I made a point of looking for ones that have something either different or uncommon, and Duchman Winery made the list.

Yes, it was not the cheapest place (not the most expensive either) but the overall quality was very good, and they do give a discount and will waive the tasting fee if you purchase a half-case as we did. If you like the italian varietals then this place should make your list - the aglianico and montepulciano suited our taste very nicely in the red wines, and for the whites the trebbiano and vermentino came home with us.

Next time we are in the area we may have to try the restaurant - looked very nice and classy.

Thank D B
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