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Thursday, October 17th

Admission 6:30pm
Movie 7:30pm
See Admission Information for details. 


Thursday, November 14th

Admission 6:30pm
Movie 7:30pm
See Admission Information for details. 


EVENT PASS: $15/person

Includes: Lawn Access + Popcorn Ticket + 1 Wine Ticket

*Rosso/Bianco Only*


To purchase your event pass, please contact our
Director of Events:
512.858.1470 ext107
  ***Rain or Shine!!!***
$10 “No Wine” Passes Available
$5 Add’t Wine Tickets For Sale
Allowed: Blankets, Lawn Chairs, Picnic Baskets, Food & Wine Purchased at Duchman during the event, Leashed Dogs.
Not Allowed: Outside Alcohol, Wine Purchased prior to the 
event date.

Sneak Peek- Our Favorite Summer Wine is Almost Here!

rose bottling

Summer being put straight into a bottle

That distinctive color…

My friends, that is the color of summer.  Wildflowers in bloom, shorts and flip flops coming out of hiding, barbecues being fired up- all signs that we are about to pack away our Snuggies and get ready for 100 degree days. At the winery, when the calendar hits May, it means only one  thing-  Rosé!

This photo was taken just a few days back as the production team began to prepare this vintage for a summertime debut. Just before they got to work, Dave had a grin from ear to ear as he opened the door to a filling tank and motioned for me get a look and smell at what he was about to bottle. Now, when Dave Reilly asks me to stick my head in a tank, I am usually skeptical of his motives. Luckily, the aroma of the 2012 Rosé was already filling the room, so I knew he was just showing off.  We have been regularly tasting this wine for a few months (sometimes two to three times a day- you know, just to be sure), so we already knew that Dave had every right to be proud of this pink stunner. Aromatic, well balanced, and elegant- all of the hallmarks of a great dry Rosé. Be on the lookout for this wine in the very near future! 

The 2012 Duchman Family Rosé will be available exclusively  in our tasting room beginning in late May. Only 202 cases produced, so keep an eye on your email for the official release date. 

Duchman Family Winery 2010 Estate Series Nero d’Avola

FC-1016This limited edition wine was hand harvested from the 17 acre vineyard adjacent to Duchman Family Winery in 2010. Nero d’Avola is native to Sicily and grows best in hot, steamy climates, making it a natural match for Central Texas.

The few acres of Nero planted in 2004 will always offer a very limited yield. With such small quantities comes a greater ability to control quality and a perfect opportunity to experiment with new techniques.

Winemaker Dave Reilly spent an unusual amount of time watching over the precious few barrels of Nero. After months of anticipation, it became clear why he had such a soft spot for those barrels- the wine inside was powerful yet elegant, a fantastic example of the potential of the varietal in Texas. Enticing spice notes are followed by an evolving palate of blueberry and plum, leading into a long, rich finish. Only 32 cases produced.

We made the limited release available to our wine club, and it flew off the shelves. Perhaps being a bit selfish, we stashed away a few cases to enjoy at some of our spirited “meetings.” After a long discussion and a few bottles of wine, we decided  to release our coveted cases of Nero to the general public in our tasting room. As of today, under five cases left. Grab a bottle while they last!!

Winemaker Dave Reilly featured in Southern Living

“Surrounded by the Hill Country’s rugged beauty and filled with a growing number of wineries and food destinations,” writes Paula Disbrowe of Southern Living, “the area around Driftwood has earned the nickname ‘the Napa of Texas.'”

Winemaker Dave Reilly “makes some of the best white wines in Texas (try the Vermentino or Trebbiano) at the Duchman Family Winery.”

The Duchman Family Winery and winemaker Dave Reilly (above) are featured in the November issue of the magazine.

Her guide for the piece was none other than the inimitable Scott Roberts of the Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, a “brisket mecca that ships meat around the globe,” owned by Scott’s family since 1902.

L’Olivier (Houston) hosts Duchman wine dinner Tues. Oct. 9

Above: Celebrated Houston chef Olivier Ciesielski, originally from France, serves Duchman Family wines on tap at his popular Houston fine dining destination, L’Olivier.

Duchman Family Wine Dinner
Tuesday, October 9

$75 per person
(not including tax and gratuity)

Please call to reserve your seat: 713-360-6313.

240 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 360-6313
(click here for Google map)

six wines – six courses


Hors d’Oeuvres
Duchman 2010 Viognier

Butternut Squash Pansoti with Parmesan Lobster Medallion
Duchman 2010 Vermentino

Roasted Pork Loin, Carmelized Apple and Jus
Duchman 2010 Montepulciano

Braised Short Ribs, Fall Root Vegetables
Duchman 2010 Aglianico

Roquefort Terrine, Apricot, Prune, Fig
Duchman 2010 Dolcetto

Crispy Honey Cake, Pistachio Ice Cream
Duchman 2009 Orange Muscat

L’Olivier is proud to serve the Duchman whites on tap during our standard hours of operation. We encourage you to return and enjoy them in any setting!
—James Watkins, wine director, L’Olivier

Driftwood Wine Trail

Driftwood Wine Trail. Driftwood, Texas.

Have you visited the heart of the Texas wine country?

Only a conversation away from downtown Austin.

Read more

Duchman Wines to Take Over Taps at Whole Foods.

Mark your calendars for Thursday September 27th, 2012 because from 6pm to 8pm Winemaker, Dave Reilly, and a selection of our Duchman Wines TAKE OVER the Happy Trails Bar taps! Dave will be onsite to answer questions and pour you a perfect glass of wine…so stay for a few and invite your friends. #Duchmanwines #Txwine #ThirstyThursday

Whole Foods Arbor Trails

4301 W. William Cannon Austin Texas 78749

# 512.358.2460

Labor Day 2012

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THANK YOU to all our wine club members… and NEW friends… that came and spent Monday afternoon with us at the winery! You made it so much fun…AND we look forward to seeing you next year!

Did you have a favorite part of the afternoon?

Out with the Old (Label), In with the New!

This just in! We are clearing out our old label. For a limited time, you can purchase the 2009 Zinfandel, 2009 Moscato and 2009 Orange Muscat for $48/case*! Offer good while supplies last so stop by the tasting room and stock up on your 2009 favorites!

For more information give us a call at 512-858-1470 ext. 2 or drop a note to

*This offer is not valid with any other discounts. Full cases only.

Drippin’ With Taste Event:: Dripping Springs, TX

Ask for Duchman Wines at this year’s Drippin’ with Taste Event!

This is the last week to purchase VIP or Drippin’ Special tickets for the 2012 Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival!  These premium tickets can only be purchased on-line through Friday, August 31st.


DWT2012 will feature: 

NEW LOCATION at the breathtaking Texas Hill Country Olive Company Store &   Orchard! 

NEW VIP TICKET with early admission, closing ceremony, VIP parking & seating area! * 

NEW VENDORS include dozens of local wineries, gourmet chefs, and artisan craftsmen! 

 NEW ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP featuring live music all day long!

*All ticket levels include Tasting Tickets for food & wine. VIP passes and Drippin’ Special tickets also include a goodie bag and keepsake wine glass.

Tickets for this year’s event are now on sale online! 

Visit our website to view and purchase any of our three new levels of tickets:

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