Lost Oak Winery
Gene Estes, founder, president, and grape grower at Lost Oak Winery near Burleson, Texas, began his winemaking career in 1963 in his family’s garage. The result was an explosion of Concord grape juice. But after years of determined focus and education in the U.S. and France, he perfected both his grape growing and winemaking skills, and in 1999, he produced his first real wine from estate-grown Vinifera grapes.
Today, Gene assists Lost Oak’s winemaker, Jim Evans, with winemaking. Jim has been harvesting grapes and making wine in Texas since 1981. He began his career in the University of Texas Experimental Viticulture and Enology program and moved to Lost Oak Winery in 1999. Lost Oak Winery quickly made its mark producing high-quality Texas wines, earning prestigious awards for its Merlot.
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