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Our Team

Meet the people that make up Lost Oak Winery

Gene EstesFounder / President/  Vintner

Anyone who meets Gene senses his passion, enthusiasm and energy to grow wine grapes and produce excellent wines in Texas - perhaps the most hostile environment in the world to do so - but as Gene claims, it is a testament to the Texas mentality of doing the impossible. read more

Roxanne MyersGeneral Manager

Roxanne Myers is Lost Oak's General Manager.  She grew up in Texas but has traveled the world.  She joined Lost Oak Winery in 2007 in the Tasting Room.  
Roxanne is married to Eduar Lamprea from Colombia and has two children.

Jim EvansWinemaker

Jim has had a lifetime of achievements in the Texas Wine industry. In 2011, Jim celebrated 30 years of winemaking in Texas. He claims, that wine is made in the vineyard. A winemaker should just guide the process and not interfere too much. Let the wine be an expression of the grape.

Angela ChapmanOperations Manager & Wine Educator, WSET III

Angela Chapman has been in the wine and spirits industry since 2010, and has been studying wine, wine making, and spirits even longer.  Angela has experience in all aspects of the business from the vineyard and winemaking to managing the Tasting Room and Wine Club.

Mariam CopelandExecutive Admin & Marketing

Mariam handles the daily behind-the-scenes activities that help keep Lost Oak Winery running smoothly. From the details of the wines, managing the website and Social Media sites, making online and print media advertising and even accounting and bookkeeping, she does a little bit of it all.

Ty Berringer Associate Winemaker

Ty is learning from a Texas wine pioneer-duo, Jim Evans and Gene Estes. Ty describes his winemaking approach as “traditional with a touch of technology.” His favorite wines to drink are cool climate reds and oak-aged whites.

Eduar LampreaExperience Specialist & Tour Guide

Originally from Colombia, Eduar met Roxanne in Ecuador.  They were married and moved to Texas in 2007 where they became part of the Lost Oak family.  
Eduar joined Lost Oak Winery in 2018 as our Experience Specialist for in-house vineyard and winery tours and international tours.  His expertise in customer service, his knowledge in the travel industry and his passion for wine make him an excellent guide.  

Pam Knapen Wedding & Private Event Coordinator 

Pam joined Lost Oak Winery in 2018.  She loves getting to know people, learning about them and what makes them feel special. The Dutch word "Gezellig" can be translated as a cozy, or nice atmosphere, or the warm feeling of spending time with friends. When it just feels “right”, and you know it. I try to incorporate this feeling into in every event at Lost Oak Winery – from the wine we serve to the experiences we offer our guests. I'd love to grab a glass of wine, get to know you, and talk about how your event at Lost Oak Winery will feel just “right” with us!