Deborah Cutter

Deborah Cutter

Duxoup Wine Works-Gennaio Wine (Winemaker & Owner)

Founded in 1981, Duxoup Wine Works is the creation of two free-spirited, inquisitive winemakers, Deborah and Andrew Cutter. They bonded their small winery in the Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, in 1981. They make approximately 2,000 cases of red wine aged in barrels that are named for opera stars, professors at the University of California, Davis, and friends. The winery is named for the Marx Brothers’ film Duck Soup, and the corks are branded in Latin, Facilis par Duxoup.

They built their small winery themselves, on a hillside at the northern end of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. The two-person operation is designed for small production and gentle, gravity-flow winemaking. Deb and Andy specialize in producing silky, fruity wines from grapes grown in venerable vineyards. Fulfilled by every aspect of their work, the Cutters are a team during crush, barreling, and bottling, and at winemaker dinners and wine tastings on the road. Also, since 2005 the Duxoup duo has run their all-gravity winery using a photovoltaic system, thereby lowering their carbon web-print.

Duxoup wines express not only terroir but also the skilled handwork of the two owners, both experienced winemakers respected for their independence and the consistent quality of their wines. The varietals they craft include Syrah, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, and Charbono.