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Roxanne Myers
 
July 23, 2019 | Roxanne Myers

Fort Worth Business Press

Check up this article published Jul 19, 2019 in the "Fort Worth Business Press"

Burleson winery named to wedding top 10 list

Neetish Basnet,  Jul 19, 2019

Many may be unaware the Texas wine industry is booming. More might have not realized there are wineries in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that resembles wineries in California.

Some have utilized the scenery and are choosing to celebrate their most special day at the wineries.

About 20 miles south of Fort Worth in Burleson, Lost Oak Winery currently offers a unique sight. After half a year of giving meticulous attention, the grapevines are now ripening.

Mid-July will start off the harvest season, a busy time of the year.

Just as busy is the event space at the winery. A long list of to-be married couples waits to host their wedding at the venue.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine, an international media outlet covering the wine industry, named Lost Oaks Winery one of the 10 best wineries for weddings in the U.S.

"It's a beautiful facility," said Roxanne Myers, president of Lost Oak Winery. "And it's close to the metroplex. That's a little bit of our niche market. It feels outdoors, you've got away from the metroplex. But, we're very, very close, very accessible."

Myers recently obtained majority ownership of the winery. The transaction makes her one of less than 10 female winery owner-operators in Texas.

During her time as the general manager, Myers played a significant role in marketing and expanding the winery into a wedding venue. She also included an active wine club and a wine-focused international travel business.

The winery is on track to host about 60 weddings this year.

"We're building that business," Myers said. "Before, we did not have that availability. We only did 30 a year. We are hopeful."

Lost Oak Winery has three cultivated vineyards and sits on a 52-acre property in the banks of Village Creek, a tributary creek of the Trinity River.

The indoor event area has large bay windows letting in natural lights and overlooks a pond and the vineyards. A cocktail room and a bride and groom suites are also available.

Wedding guests are offered a complimentary glass of wine.

The indoor event hall has a capacity of about 100 guests.

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