Dukes Family Vineyards is the realization of a dream...and a passion growing from a love of great food and extraordinary wine. Pat and Jackie strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives and are determined to settle for nothing less. In the pursuit of their dream, they are dedicated to the classic development and continual improvement of a truly exceptional Pinot Noir estate. At Dukes Family Vineyards, there is a commitment to sustainable agricultural methodologies to insure that the estate will continue as a viable living force, truly evergreen, being passed from generation to generation. Over the years, Pat and Jackie have come to hold the belief that the creation and sharing of wonderful food and incredible wine is one of life's greatest joys. At the Dukes' home, the kitchen is the center of life. Whenever family and friends come to the house, everyone tends to gravitate to the kitchen; a glass of wine in hand. Wine, food and friends seem so naturally to go hand in hand, an unbeatable combination. With its complexity and subtle nuances, Pinot Noir may well be the perfect food wine. Very few wines will take an amazing meal to the next level. At Dukes Family Vineyards, the sole focus is toward quality; the creation of exceptional food friendly wines; elegant rather than overstated. To this end everyone involved is committed.
The BackgroundLike many of you, Pat and Jackie were introduced to wine through friends whose lives focused around food and wine; friends who graciously opened their homes and shared the contents of their cellars as easily as one might share a cup of coffee. We were lucky enough to share many of the world's most incredible wines due to the warmhearted generosity of these friends. Not surprisingly, an appreciation of wine was born and quickly became an obsession. Through these roots, it remains clear that the only thing better than discovering an incredible new wine is turning around and sharing it with friends. We hope that you will join us in this pursuit and enjoy our wines along the way.
At Dukes Family Vineyards, we view ourselves merely as conservators of the land rather than as owners and as such are committed to low-impact, ecologically sound sustainability in our farming methodologies and to the continual improvement of the vineyard environment. We wholly subscribe to the old adage that great wine begins in the vineyard.
Owner: Pat & Jackie Dukes
Winemaker: Kelly Kidneigh
2007 Pinot Noir Alyssa
An earthy spiciness layered with stone fruits such as plum, and black cherry...
2007 Pinot Noir Nipple Hill
Elegant and silky, notes of wild strawberry, sandalwood and blueberry. An...
2008 Pinot Noir Alyssa
Cherry cola, tobacco and spice open in the glass with the restrained smoky...
2009 Pinot Noir Alyssa
The brilliant deep hue of this wine hints at its violet and black cherry core.
2009 Pinot Noir Charlotte
The 2009 Charlotte, named for our first grandchild, is an inaugural wine...