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Duchman Family Winery

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Address: 13308 FM 150 W, Driftwood, TX 78619
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+1 512-858-1470
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00

The Duchman Family Winery was founded in 2004 by Drs. Lisa and Stan Duchman...

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.

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If you like wines, it's worth your time to visit. Beautiful setting, friendly staff & good wine. Tours are available & they offer a Wine Club Membership.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited Duchman (as well as several other wineries in the hill country) on outing with my wife. It is a beautiful facility with definite Italian feel. The tasting room was quite busy when we were there. In spite of it being so busy, staff did a great job of attending to each customer. I appreciated that they provided... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like that the grapes are next to the winery. The Italian restaurant next door to the tasting room seems to get all of the attention but it is not currently a part of the winery. There are large grassy areas for the kids to play and you can get bags for corn hole inside when you trade for your license.... More 

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like wines, it's worth your time to visit. Beautiful setting, friendly staff & good wine. Tours are available & they offer a Wine Club Membership.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried a selection of their wines and was not disappointed with any of them We are wine snobs, from the Niagara region of Canada, so we are picky about wine. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful and took the time to engage in discussion about the various varietals we were sampling. We were very impressed and bought a bottle... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine was good but the place was crowded and so loud it gave me a headache. This was our 3rd winery and some snack offerings would have been nice.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared a tasting of for reds and two whites. We enjoyed all of them especially the last read, progression. Very knowledgeable staff and idyllic setting. Will look for these wines when we return to Texas

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to my share of wineries and this one has a great staff to back up their great wines. I had reads several of the reviews after my wife had picked out this winery for us to try via our overnight trip from Austin to San Antonio. We had scheduled a little more than an hour for our... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting 5 or 6 wineries in the area, we decided to become wine members here. The people are nice, the wine is good, and the location is incredible. They have games out front and a large tasting room where members get a complimentary glass of wine each visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a really nice place to get away for a low-key wine experience. You have to arrange a tour ahead of time but the tasting room is open most of the day. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The wines are interesting, (we bought two bottles). The grounds are great, with picnic tables under the oaks. You can purchase... More 

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Milford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stopped after dinner to stroll around as the sunset and sample the wines. Great service in the tasting room from knowledgeable staff. After a few samples, we each picked our favorite and walked around the outside as the sun set. Terrific way to end the evening.

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