Gary Galleron is the winemaker at Duchamp Winery. He is from a multi-generational family of Napa Valley vintners. Galleron’s grandparents originally moved to the valley in 1918, and the family has been growing grapes and making wine ever since. Mr. Galleron has a degree in Viticulture and Enology from Fresno St.
Carmine Indindoli and Phil Freese planned and currently manage the vineyard at Duchamp Estate. These vines are located in the western part of the Dry Creek Valley AVA. They are densely planted, causing each plant to vie for a limited amount of nutrients. In the afternoon and evening, the vineyard is cooled by breezes from the Russian River and Pacific Ocean.
The 2003 Duchamp Estate Syrah has received 90+ ratings from several major critics. It has beautifully complex aromas of spicy fruit and toasted oak. Robert Parker stated that this wine will develop nicely over the next 5-7 years.
Duchamp also makes the Slaughterhouse Syrah, named after the fact that there used to be a slaughterhouse on the property for many years. This wine has a mix of ripe fruit and earthy flavors.