DUCHAMP ESTATE WINERY
Dry Creek Valley
Duchamp Winery vineyards lie at the Eastern edge of the Dry Creek Valley appellation. For its small size, it nevertheless shows diversity of soils and characteristics. The vineyard is designed as a high-density planting with 3000 vines per acre on a meter-by-meter grid. Cool afternoon breezes further enhance the fruit components. Our objective is to achieve uniform ripening with maximum flavor development. Because our spacing is dense and our vine heads are trained close to the ground, and because cluster-thinning is performed rigorously, each vine is made to produce a small quantity of highly concentrated fruit. All vineyard work is done by hand and we practice sustainable and organic farming. With all this attention to detail in the vineyard, we are able to produce wines of great complexity, intense concentration, and true varietal character.