Duchman Family Winery
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 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 sources 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. Check with Siema office for current vintage
Although Dolcetto means “little sweet one” in Italian, this lovely deep medium-bodied wine offers aromas of violet petals, red plums and blackberry on the palate with hints of coca and vanilla spice. Pairs nicely with wild game and red sauce pastas.
Montepulciano fills the senses with aromas of violet petal, ripe plum, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Rich flavors of blackberry, black cherry and a hint of spice complemented by a soft and silky finish. The balanced acidity of this wine pairs nicely with savory dishes.
Made from Orange Muscat grapes grown on the Texas High Plains, this wine has a perfumed aroma of honey suckle and orange blossom. Finishing sweet with notes of candied peach and honey, this wine is the perfect after dinner beverage to have with dessert or to enjoy as dessert on its own.
This famous Tuscan varietal displays a bright, fresh red fruit in the glass and fills the palate with ripe cherries and raspberries and hints of spice box and black pepper with a soft finish. Excellent with any tomato based pasta dish or lighter grilled meats.
Delicate nuances of white flowers and citrus blossom come through on the nose with flavors of pear, grapefruit, and lime zest linger on the palate. Pair with seafood, salads or enjoy as an aperitif.
Viognier has been called ‘springtime in a bottle’. Flavors of apricot, white peaches and tangerine. A beautiful acid to body balance, creating a harmonious and ultimately refreshing finish. Pair with creamy pasta, oily seafood and light meats or poultry.